of Dual Enrollment wants you to have all the tools necessary to reach academic
success. Coastal Bend College uses the TSI Assessment as its primary tool to
determine your college readiness levels in math, reading and writing.
Before you meet with one of the Dual Enrollment team members and attend new
student orientation, it’s important that you take this assessment. Your test
scores will determine if you are ready for college level courses, or need a bit
more practice with college preparatory courses. Testing takes place at your any
CBC location, at your high school (if an approved testing site) and can usually
be completed in three to four hours.
Preparing for the TSI Assessment (TSIA)
TSI Restricted Courses
restricts enrollment for certain college-level courses until students meet
Texas Success Initiative and course prerequisite requirements in reading,
writing, and math. Click here view all the courses that have a TSI restriction. Any course that is not listed on the TSI restriction list is TSI waived, which means no TSI scores are required to take the course. Waivers for TSI
Student who are non-degree seeking, enrolled in a Marketable
Skills Achievement Award (MSAA) or Level I certificate program of study are
waived from TSI requirements. Students will lose their TSI waived status
if they enroll in courses outside of the MSAA or Level I certificate or they no
longer qualify as a non-degree seeking student.
You may retake the TSI Assessment as often as you would like-
subject to test availability. It is strongly recommended that you review for
the exam prior to your test date. Please see your high school counselor or
contact the Office of Dual Enrollment at (361) 354-2723 for instructions on how
to access PLATO (TSI test Prep).
How to Become a CBC
High School Personnel ONLY: If you are interested in becoming
a Coastal Bend College Approved TSI Proctor and administering the TSI
Assessment at your high school; click here for more information.