The TSI Assessment

TSI Overview

The TSI Assessment assesses your proficiencies in mathematics, English Language Arts, and Reading.  The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisers to place you in the appropriate entry math and english courses.

Mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity

Before taking the TSI Assessment, a Pre-Assessment Activity must be completed. Click to be directed to take the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) for UNT Dallas.

The Pre-Assessment Activity includes the following:

  • An explanation of the importance of the TSI Assessment
  • Practice test questions and feedback
  • You must complete the PAA prior to testing

Testing Options

 

Incoming UNTD Students Testing On-Campus Elsewhere

If you are a student that plans on attending the University of North Texas at Dallas and lives outside of Dallas or Texas, you can take the TSI in your area. Follow these steps to request a test be sent to your nearest local testing center:

  1. Select "Schedule a Testing Appointment" on the left
  2. Select "ACCUPLACER/TSI" for Group
  3. (UNTD Students) - On-Campus TSI at Another Institution
  4. Follow on-screen instructions to complete your registration

 (Note: The institution administering the exam may charge you an additional fee)

Incoming UNTD Students @Home Testing

If you are a student that plans on attending the University of North Texas at Dallas and wishes to test at home to limit exposure to COVID-19 you may decide to test at home. In order to take your TSI at home, you must have a working webcam and microphone.  Follow these steps to request a at-home testing voucher:

*In order to take a remote TSI test, you must be an incoming UNTD student with a UNTD ID number.*

Note: You must have a working webcam, microphone, and quiet space to complete the remote testing session.

  1. Select "Schedule a Testing Appointment" on the left
  2. Select "ACCUPLACER/TSI" for Group
  3. (UNTD Students) - Remote TSI Testing Session
  4. Follow on-screen instructions

After you register for the exam you will receive an email confirmation.  Within two to three days you will receive a testing voucher with additional instructions on how to schedule your remote testing session.

Incoming UNTD Students Charging Student Account

If you wish to charge your TSI fee to your student account versus paying for the exam upfront using the appropriate selection below based on the descriptions above:

  • (UNTD Students) - On-Campus New TSI Testing Session (Charge Student Account)
  • (UNTD Students) - TSI @ Home Testing Session (Charge Student Account)

Dallas Area Students Testing at UNTD for Another Institution

UNTD will test Dallas area students that plan on attending another institution.  Before registering and paying for your exam online, please contact your institution's testing center and request a remote testing voucher from that institution.  We can not administer and exam for another institution without the remote testing voucher.

  1. Select "Schedule a Testing Appointment" on the left
  2. Select "ACCUPLACER/TSI" for Group
  3. (On-Campus) ACCUPLACER or TSI for Another Institution
  4. Follow on-screen instructions to complete your registration

Additional Information

  • Registration: Click the "Schedule a Testing Appointment" link to schedule your exam appointment.  You will be e-mailed a RegisterBlast confirmation number; you will need this number to submit payment for your exam appointment.
  • Cost:  $30.00 per testing session
  • Things to Bring: Payment receipt, PAA Completion Verification, and valid photo identification with signature.  (Locker storage is available for small items)
  • Retesting: Students may retest at any time for the TSI Assessment as long as there is availability in the Testing Center.

Previously Tested at Another Institution: If you have previously tested at another institution, UNTD has to download your scores from the statewide database.  Please complete our score release form.

Identification Requirements:  Unless otherwise required by the test vendor, examinees must present an original, valid (unexpired), government/school-issued identification, bearing both a photo and signature. The name on the roster/admissions ticket must match (excluding hyphens, accents, and spaces) the name on the identification document(s) presented. Moreover, the photograph must be recent and clearly match the candidate.

Accommodations for Examinees with Disabilities: If you require accommodations based on a professionally diagnosed and documented disability, you may submit documentation to support your request to UNTD- Disability Services.  All documentation must be submitted well in advance of your preferred testing date.

College Readiness Benchmarks on the TSIA 1: 

  • Math 350
  • Reading 351
  • Writing
    • Multiple-choice score of 340 and essay score of 4 or Multiple choice score below 340, Adult Basic Education Diagnostic score of level 4, and an essay score of 5.

College Readiness Benchmarks on the TSIA 2.0:

Mathematics: 950 or Less than 950 with a diagnostic level 6
English, Language Arts, Reading: 945 AND Essay Score Greater than or equal to 5.  OR Less than 945 AND Diagnostic level greater than or equal to 5 AND Essay score greater than or equal to 5