TSI Assessment

Student in the Sadler Health and Science Complex

What is the TSI Assessment?

All new degree-seeking students are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. The purpose of the exam is to assess your academic ability in order to identify the best course sequence for you. Your TSI Assessment scores will determine your entry-level for the subjects of reading, writing, and math.

Learn more about your TSI score

Exemptions and Waivers

Some students, such as certificate-seeking or dual credit students, may be exempt from taking the TSI Assessment. Check out our Exemptions and Waivers page to see if you qualify for an exemption from the TSI Assessment.

Learn more about Exemptions and Waivers

TSI Resources

TSI ACCUPLACER STUDENT PORTAL

View study resources or check your TSI scores on the ACCUPLACER Student Portal.

RELEASING TSI SCORES TO BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE

Did you take the TSI Assessment at another college? Use this form so that Brazosport College can retrieve your TSI scores and add them to your account.

NEED YOUR TSI SCORES SENT TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION?

Option 1

You may request your Brazosport College Transcript be sent to the institution you plan on attending via the Office of Admissions and Registrar website. Your TSI scores will be reported on your transcript.

Option 2

If you took the TSI test with Brazosport College and need your scores sent to another institution, please contact their TSI or testing department and they will be able to pull your TSI scores from ACCUPLACER via the Cross Institution ISR Reporting tool.

Due to COVID-19, and with your health and safety in mind, we are providing remote testing where you may choose to take the exam either via a service called Examity or through Zoom with a Brazosport College proctor. Both will virtually proctor the TSI, an ACCUPLACER approved exam.

Your computer will need to meet specific requirements, so you must follow the registration steps for online testing listed below carefully.

We are offering On-Campus TSI testing but the seats are limited. You will need to participate in the Covid-19 Health Screening (Spanish Covid-19 Health Screening) process on the day of your scheduled test date.

Choose how you would like to take the exam:

Register to take the exam via Zoom

Step 1: Check your computer requirements

Brazosport College is offering the option to take the TSI Assessment virtually, proctored by college staff via Zoom. You may take the TSI (ACCUPLACER) Assessment at home by using your personal computer. Your computer will need to meet specific requirements to carry the test remotely.

To check if your computer meets those requirements, you'll need to complete a home computer system check for Zoom and ACCUPLACER.

Please complete these steps BEFORE your testing appointment:

  1. Download and install Zoom by visiting www.zoom.us/download.
  2. To check that Zoom was set up correctly, visit www.zoom.us/test. Please use the option to join with video.
  3. Check that your computer can run ACCUPLACER by visiting www.accuplacer.org/#/systemRequirement.

Step 2: Complete pre-assessment requirements

Obtain a Student ID Number

You must have a student ID number to register. This is obtained by completing the Brazosport College application at applytexas.org. Please allow 1-2 business days for application processing.

Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity

You must complete the REQUIRED Pre-Assessment Activity. This must be complete BEFORE you make payment.

PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be permitted to test until the Pre-Assessment Activity is complete.

Request Needed Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations for the TSI Exam are available for on-campus and virtual remote testing through Zoom. We ask that you request accommodations as early as possible for consideration.

For additional information on special accommodations:

Study Resources

  • Receive free one-on-one tutoring in the Student Success Center.
  • Access online resources for studying math portions of the TSI Exam at Mathhelp.com!
    (To access this resource, you'll need to visit the link, go to the top of the page that opens and click the "College" link. Then, click on "TSI Math Prep".
  • Need help with Algebra? We have resources to help you beef up your skills. We suggest creating an account and logging into access to take advantage of our Algebra Modules.
  • Want practice questions? Download printable TSI study questions.
  • Get help writing essays for the writing portions by using the WritingPlacer Guide loaded with Sam Essay Questions and more!
  • Study for the TSI with a free TSI Assessment Study guide. Visit the link, create an account to get started today.

Step 3: Obtain a TSI virtual test voucher

Submit the Registration Form & Pay Assessment Fees

You will need to submit the TSI Virtual Registration Form and payment for the exam fee of $29. 

You may use a debit/credit card to make a payment. If you do not have a debit/credit card, we recommend purchasing a Visa Gift Card. 

Register to take the TSI Assessment

The TSI Assessment is free for all upcoming dual credit sophomore, junior, and senior (until their spring semester) high school students.

Check Your Email for Updates

Please allow the Assessment Center 1-2 business days for your registration to be processed.

During this time, you may receive an email from Brazosport College, indicating if we had any issues with your registration. It's vital that you are checking your email. The sooner we can clear up any problems with your registration, the sooner we can issue you a test voucher.

Once processed, you will receive an email with your TSI Voucher number, test appointment schedule, and steps to create your Zoom account.

Please note that your test voucher is valid for 60 days from the generated date. If expired, you will need to pay for a new test voucher.

Step 4: Take your TSI Assessment on your scheduled test date

When it’s time for your appointment:

  1. Sit in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed while testing.
  2. Clear a workspace for your monitor, mouse, keyboard, blank scratch paper, and pencil. All other items must be removed from your table/desk.
  3. Calculators are not allowed unless you have a prescribed accommodation.
  4. Be sure to have your photo ID ready. You will need to show it to your proctor.
  5. Join your proctor following the steps provided in the email confirming your TSI Exam test date. It will contain the meeting ID, password, and any other information necessary to join the virtual testing room.

Once you have completed your TSI test, the Assessment Center will receive an automatic notice and will import your test scores into your student record (one business day).

Please monitor your TSI college-readiness status in your myBC account and contact a Counselor for your next enrollment step. If you are in high school, please contact your Dual Credit Counselor.

You may enroll in college-level courses with the following scores:

  • Reading: 351 - 390
  • Writing: Writing Placement score of a 340 or higher with a WritePlacer (Essay) score of 4 OR ABE 4 or greater and Essay 5 or greater
  • Math: 350 - 390

Questions about your TSI scores? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Register to take the exam via Examity

Step 1: Check your computer requirements

Brazosport College is using a service called Examity, which proctors the TSI Assessment virtually. You may take the TSI (ACCUPLACER) Assessment at home by using your personal computer. Your computer will need to meet specific requirements to carry the test remotely.

To check if your computer meets those requirements, you'll need to complete a home computer system for Examity and ACCUPLACER.

1. Examity Computer Requirements: https://prod.examity.com/systemcheck/check.aspx.

Unfortunately, Examity does not support the use of tablets and Chromebooks.

2. ACCUPLACER Computer Requirements: https://www.accuplacer.or/#/systemRequirement.

The ACCUPLACER diagnostic tool will let you know if your computer meets the requirements by indicating a "PASS" or "FAIL" for each category. All system categories will need to "PASS" for you to continue to Step 2.

For questions regarding the requirements, you may contact Examity at 877-238-0245.

Step 2: Complete pre-assessment requirements

Obtain a Student ID Number

You must have a student ID number to register. This is obtained by completing the Brazosport College application at applytexas.org. Please allow 1-2 business days for application processing.

Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity

You must complete the REQUIRED Pre-Assessment Activity. This must be complete BEFORE you make payment.

PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be permitted to test until the Pre-Assessment Activity is complete.

Request Needed Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations for the TSI Exam are available for on-campus and virtual remote testing through Examity. We ask that you request accommodations as early as possible for consideration.

For additional information on special accommodations:

Study Resources

  • Receive free one-on-one tutoring in the Student Success Center.
  • Access online resources for studying math portions of the TSI Exam at Mathhelp.com!
    (To access this resource, you'll need to visit the link, go to the top of the page that opens and click the "College" link. Then, click on "TSI Math Prep".
  • Need help with Algebra? We have resources to help you beef up your skills. We suggest creating an account and logging into access to take advantage of our Algebra Modules.
  • Want practice questions? Download printable TSI study questions.
  • Get help writing essays for the writing portions by using the WritingPlacer Guide loaded with Sam Essay Questions and more!
  • Study for the TSI with a free TSI Assessment Study guide. Visit the link, create an account to get started today.

Step 3: Obtain a TSI virtual test voucher

Submit the Registration Form & Pay Assessment Fees

You will need to submit the TSI Virtual Registration Form and payment for the exam fee of $29. 

You may use a debit/credit card to make a payment. If you do not have a debit/credit card, we recommend purchasing a Visa Gift Card. 

Register to take the TSI Assessment

The TSI Assessment is free for all upcoming dual credit sophomore, junior, and senior (until their spring semester) high school students.

Check Your Email for Updates

Please allow the Assessment Center 1-2 business days for your registration to be processed.

During this time, you may receive an email from Brazosport College, indicating if we had any issues with your registration. It's vital that you are checking your email. The sooner we can clear up any problems with your registration, the sooner we can issue you a test voucher.

Once processed, you will receive an email from ACCUPLACER with your TSI Voucher number and steps to setup an Examity account so you can schedule a date/time to take your TSI Assessment. 

Please note that your test voucher is valid for 60 days from the generated date. If expired, you will need to pay for a new test voucher.

Step 4: Take your TSI Assessment on your scheduled test date

Once you have completed your TSI test, the Assessment Center will receive an automatic notice and will import your test scores into your student record (one business day). Unfortunately, you will not receive your TSI score report after you test with Examity. However, you may check your results via the ACCUPLACER Student Portal.

Please monitor your TSI college-readiness status in your myBC account and proceed to the next step in the Enrollment process.

You may enroll in college-level courses with the following scores:

  • Reading: 351 - 390
  • Writing: Writing Placement score of a 340 or higher with a WritePlacer (Essay) score of 4 OR ABE 4 or greater and Essay 5 or greater
  • Math: 350 - 390

Questions about your TSI scores? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Register to take the exam on-campus

Step 1: Complete pre-assessment requirements


Obtain a Student ID Number

You must have a student ID number to register. This is obtained by completing the Brazosport College application at applytexas.org. Please allow 1-2 business days for application processing.

Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity

You must complete the REQUIRED Pre-Assessment Activity. This must be complete BEFORE you make payment.

Please Note: You will NOT be permitted to test until the Pre-Assessment Activity is complete.

Request Needed Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations for the TSI Exam are available for on-campus testing. We ask that you request accommodations as early as possible for consideration.

For additional information on special accommodations, contact Phil Robertson, Brazosport College's Disability Counselor.

Study Resources

  • Receive free one-on-one tutoring in the Student Success Center.
  • Access online resources for studying math portions of the TSI Exam at Mathhelp.com!
    (To access this resource, you'll need to visit the link, go to the top of the page that opens and click the "College" link. Then, click on "TSI Math Prep".
  • Need help with Algebra? We have resources to help you beef up your skills. We suggest creating an account and logging into access to take advantage of our Algebra Modules.
  • Want practice questions? Download printable TSI study questions.
  • Get help writing essays for the writing portions by using the WritingPlacer Guide loaded with Sam Essay Questions and more!
  • Study for the TSI with a free TSI Assessment Study guide. Visit the link, create an account to get started today.

Step 2: Register and pay assessment fees


Choose your Testing Date and Pay Assessment Fees

Use the button below to review which testing dates would work best with your schedule. Choose the date that works best for you and pay the required $29 fee.

Register for an On-Campus TSI Exam

Step 3: Take your test on your scheduled test date


On the day of the test:

  • You must have completed the Pre-Assessment Activity.
  • You must have a photo ID. Please leave all other belongings in your vehicle, if possible.
  • You will be required to wear a mask during entire duration of testing.
  • All cell phones must be powered off and will be secured by testing personnel.
  • Please review the Testing Center Policies.

When you arrive on campus to take your test:

  • The day of the test you will enter W. Gator Drive (the entrance closest to the railroad tracks).
  • Park in the green parking lot (behind the Sadler Health building)
  • Follow the testing signage to the test location in room F102. Please use the BC Map as a guide to help you locate the parking lot and test location.
  • Upon entry, you will participate in a Covid-19 Health Screening (Spanish Covid-19 Health Screening). You will be required to wear a mask during the entire duration of your test. Due to the Covid-19 Health Screening process, the check-in time may take longer than expected. We appreciate your patience as we ensure every student is processed as quickly and safely as possible.

After you have completed the test:

Once you have completed your TSI test, the Assessment Center will receive an automatic notice and will import your test scores into your student record (one business day). You may check your results via the ACCUPLACER Student Portal.

Please monitor your TSI college-readiness status in your myBC account and proceed to the next step in the Enrollment process.

You may enroll in college-level courses with the following scores:

  • Reading: 351 - 390
  • Writing: Writing Placement score of a 340 or higher with a WritePlacer (Essay) score of 4 OR ABE 4 or greater and Essay 5 or greater
  • Math: 350 - 390

Questions about your TSI scores? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

The Assessment Center (E129A/E129D) is a Gun Free Zone.

Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.

Conforme a la Sección 30.06 del Código Penal (Traspasar de persona con licencia portar pistola oculta), personas con licencia bajo del Sub-Capitulo H, Capitulo 411, Código de Gobierno (ley de portando pistola), no deben entrar a esta propiedad portando pistola oculta.

Contact Us

Assessment Center
BC Central E-129
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

979-230-3040

testing@brazosport.edu

Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Resources

TSI Scores: ACCUPLACER Student Portal

Releasing TSI Scores to BC