TSI Assessment

The TSI is a placement test for all new college students. The TSI program requires students to demonstrate their college readiness in reading, writing, and math before they can take college-level credit classes. Students must take the TSI State Test when enrolling at TSC unless they show proof of exemption or a waiver from the requirement. For more details, see TSI Exemptions and Waivers.

Below are the steps for taking the TSI.

STEP 1. Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) – REQUIRED for all Students new to TSI Assessment
The Pre-Assessment Activity is a state requirement for all students new to TSI testing. The PAA is important to help students understand how the TSI assessment will determine the correct courses to register for at TSC. The PAA also provides information about the college to help students be more successful.

STEP 2. Registration

  1. Click Testing Center Market Place and thereafter Testing Center.
  2. Locate your Exam Name and Location. Example TSI exams (Home) or HESI Campus
  3. Select a month, date, and time for your TSI exam(s).
  4. Click View Details and Add to Cart.
  5. Proceed to select the section(s).
  6. Enter your first and last name and date of birth. *TSC student ID is not required*
  7. Lastly, proceed to pay for your exam(s). Click Checkout and review the information.
  8. Check the box of Acknowledgement of Return Policy and SUBMIT order.
  9. Confirmation and receipt will be emailed immediately after payment.
  10. Please verify device compatibility with the exam lockdown browser before the test date.
    Click the following link if you are testing with HESI:  HESI System Checker
    Click the following link if you are testing with TSI: TSI System Checker
STEP 3. Scheduled Exam
Students are emailed the evening before the test date with instructions about the items needed, the time of arrival, and any other testing details. The student will need to present a Photo ID.
NOTE: Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current driver’s license
  • State-approved photo ID
  • Current college ID
  • Current state or federal ID card
  • Current passport
  • Current high school ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship