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Interpreting Your TSI Scores

After completing the TSI assessment(s), students should meet with a TSI advisor to interpret the test scores for each section they have taken.

TSI Assessment Standards

Students must achieve a minimum of each score listed below to begin college level coursework in their Certification Level II or Associates Degree program.

     Math: 350+
     Reading: 351 +
     Writing: 363 with Essay score of 4 or Essay score of 5 or higher

*Note: Test scores are subject to change and may be confirmed at the Advisement Center or Testing Lab.
Students may retake the TSI Assessment as many times as they wish to do so.
Students will be placed in developmental coursework based on scores and diagnostic placement. Follow these links for more on Developmental Education Placement or Adult Basic Education level placement.


Non-college Ready Scores

Students who test below the college ready level will meet with an advisor to create an Academic Success Plan. Utilizing information from the student’s academic history as well as current extracurricular involvement, the advisor will determine the best fit for specific courses that will sharpen the student’s skills in the specific testing area where they are not college ready. The student will receive a copy of the Academic Success Plan to take to their program advisor for class registration, and the plan will indicate which developmental courses, if any, the student will need to take.

For questions please call 956-364-4997 or email advisement.center@harlingen.tstc.edu.

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