Placement & College Readiness Tests

Effective 2013 August 26:

All testing for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college readiness requirements must use the new College Board TSI Assessment test.

BEFORE taking the TSI Assessment, all examinees must complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). When the PAA is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. You must present that email (printed or saved to your portable device) at TEMC prior to payment and again when checking in at the TEMC testing lab (along with valid photo ID) in order to take the TSI Assessment.

Accuplacer and THEA

Also effective 2013 August 26, Accuplacer, Compass, and THEA tests taken on or after that date will not satisfy the TSI requirement.

TEMC will administer the Accuplacer for examinees attending private schools or schools outside of Texas, or for purposes other than satisfying TSI requirements. If you need to take an Accuplacer test, please email us at Please allow up to one week to process your email and make the necessary preparations to offer the appropriate test package.

We will continue to offer THEA for examinees who need it for different purposes.