Trinity Valley Community College


TSI Assessment
Posted: 2/3/2015 10:18:37 AM
The purpose of the test is to assess the reading, mathematics, and writing skills that entering freshman-level students should have if they are to perform effectively in undergraduate certificate or degree programs in Texas public colleges or universities.

TSI Assessment Updates:

The Texas Success Initiative (
TSI) mandates that incoming students must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and then take the TSI Assessment before starting college.  You will not be able to test without a PAA Certificate which you will receive at the end of the Pre-Assessment Activity.

*Beginning the first day of class of the fall 2013 semester, students who are not enrolled in a course for the Fall 2013 semester and who are not TSI complete, will need to take a new placement test called the TSI Assessment.  Beginning August 26, 2013, students will no longer take the Quick THEA, Accuplacer, Compass or Asset to be TSI complete at Trinity Valley Community College and only the TSI Assessment placement test will be accepted in Texas public colleges or universities.

The TSI Assessment will be regularly given on the first Monday of most months on the Athens campus in the Testing Center and on the first Friday of most months on the Terrell and Palestine campuses and on the first Thursday during summer months.

Please note: On the Terrell campus, students should call to pre-register (972)563-4904. On the Athens and Palestine campuses, it is first-come, first-serve.

Upcoming Test Dates on TVCC Campus Locations:

Athens Campus (8:00 AM) 
Testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tues.- Fri. Jan. 6-9, 2015
Tues. Jan. 13, 2015 
Mon. Feb. 2, 2015 
Mon. Mar. 2, 2015
Mon. Apr. 6, 2015
Mon. May 4, 2015 
Tues & Wed. May 26 & 27, 2015 
Palestine Campus (8:00 AM) Testing is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fri. Jan. 9, 2015
Tues. Jan. 13, 2015
Fri. Feb. 6, 2015
Fri. Mar. 6, 2015
Thurs. Apr. 2, 2015
Fri. May 1, 2015
Wed. May 27, 2015

Terrell (8:00 AM) Students should call to pre-register (972)563-4904.

Tues. Jan. 13, 2015
Fri. Feb. 6, 2015
Fri. Mar. 6, 2015
Fri. Apr. 10, 2015
Fri. May 1, 2015
Wed. May 27, 2015

If you choose to test at the Testing Center located on the Athens campus, the following applies:

  • Limited to the first 25 people signed in on the clipboard hanging on the door of Rm 133 in the Admin. Building in Athens
  • Arrive by 8:00 am, registration begins at this time
  • Must have photo ID
  • Be prepared to pay the $35.00 fee (cash, check or money order, made payable to TVCC, or VISA, Discover or MasterCard)
  • Be sure to complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and print the certificate prior to the test date (See testing home page for PAA link)
  • Bring the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) certificate with you to the TSI Assessment testing
  • On the Athens campus, pre-registration is not available for the TSI Assessment test dates; it is first-come, first-serve only.