The TSI Test

As a step for entry to the Dual Credit program, students must qualify by exam. If a student does not qualify by other means, they must take the TSI Assessment and receive certain scores to enter the program. Each year the TSI will be hosted on the Cole campus.
Please see the Campus Testing Coordinator, Mrs. DeHoyos at, or the High School Counselor,  Ms. Sandoval at, for information. 
Spring 2020 Testing Dates
  • February 21, 2020
  • March 20, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
Before being released by the college to take the TSI, each student is required to complete a pre-assessment activity, which explains the assessment and provides practice in the skills on the test. For additional preparation, we recommend students complete practice tests and research the test's expectations. A few resources are linked below. 
College Board TSI Sample Questions
College Board TSI Sample Essays 
If a student does not meet the criterion for dual credit admittance during the Cole testing opportunities, he or she may retest at St. Philip's College. The student will need to make an appointment with the college directly and pay any associated test fees to the college. Here is a link to the St. Philip's College Testing Center for that purpose. 
Below is the Alamo Colleges Common Entry Requirements document including tables identifying required TSI assessment scores.