Online payments are strongly encouraged; a link will be sent to your email address once an appointment is confirmed. However, if you are paying with cash, money order, or personal check you will need an invoice from the testing office to pay the Bursar’s office.
You should present a government issued un-expired ID or valid school ID for current high school students before staring the test. Visitors are not permitted to wait in the testing area and seating area is available on 1St Floor Lobby.
Your valid photo ID; No Personal items are permitted including but not limited to: gum, candy, large jewelry, purses, book bags, large coats, calculators, cellphones, watches, wearable technology, any device that has the ability to connect to the Internet. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided as calculators are not permitted. Lockers are available on a limited basis.
No, there might be options in your home state that will allow TSU testing services access. Please contact the testing center by phone or email for more details. If you live more than 30 miles from The Texas Southern University or in other states, you may request to use a remote voucher. Please see below for details.
Once your transcript(s) are evaluated, the Office of Admissions, your Academic Advisor and/or the Testing Administration staff members can verify which TSI sections are needed for registration, before scheduling.
Students who are transferring to Texas Southern University (TSU) from a private and/or out-of-state, regionally-accredited college or university, may meet sections of the TSI Assessment based on the grade of a C or higher in courses that are equivalent to the following TSU courses:
Writing* • Freshman English I & II: ENG 131 or ENG 132
Reading* • English Literature: 230, 231, 235 & 244 (World, American & African-American) • United States History: HIST 231 or 232 • American Government: POLS 235 or 236 • General Psychology: PSY 131
Mathematics* • College Algebra or any Higher Level Math: MATH 133
*If one or more exemptions are met, please review and confirm that the appropriate test scores and/or transcripts are submitted to the TSI Coordinator via email: email@example.com and/or in-person. Please call 713-313-6886 to schedule an appointment.
*All test scores/transcripts must be submitted to receive exemptions*