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Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Requirements and Testing

All public institutions of higher learning in Texas require that incoming students document compliance with TSI, or exemption from it.

The Odessa College Testing Center provides the TSIA as a drop-in test as follows:

Fall and Spring Semester Hours:
Monday: 10 am-4 pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8 am-4 pm
Friday: 8 am-12pm

Summer Hours:
Monday: 9:30 am-4 pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30 am-4 pm
Friday: Closed

  • The testing fee is $29 ($10 per section for re-testing)
  • Students should be prepared to spend 3-7 hours testing.
  • All students taking the TSI Assessment must have completed the Pre-Assessment Activity that is required of all students by the State of Texas prior to TSI testing.

TSI scores and placements:

Reading: 351 or higher College Ready
  342-350 READ 0372
  310-341 READ 0371
Writing Essay score 5 or higher  
  Essay score 4 and WS score 363 or higher College Ready
  Essay score 4 or lower and WS score 362 or lower ENGL 0370
Math 350 or higher College Ready
  344-349 MATH 0375
  337-343 MATH 0372
  310-336 MATH 0371
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