In response to the continued developments of COVID-19 and to support the health and wellbeing of our university community, all in person Orientation programs in the month of April and May will be moved to an online delivery format. Students who are in-person April/May orientation will be automatically moved to an online orientation and credited the $25 deposit by Friday, March 20th. Please note if your family signed up for a family Orientation, we do not have an online option at this time. For questions please email orientation@utsa.edu. We will continue to update this page regarding orientation as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

If you are interested in taking the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) for UTSA, you have several options available to you. Please familiarize yourself with the four options outlined below and decide which one best suits your needs.

Regardless of which option you select, you must first complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) for UTSA (https://www.tsipreview.com/welcome/ut-sanantonio)

Option One: TSIA (In Person)

If you live in San Antonio, then this option would be best for you. We offer testing opportunities at UTSA throughout the week.

Your UTSA student account will be charged $45 (or $50 beginning with your third attempt on the TSIA) at the conclusion of your test. You will not be charged until you complete the exam.
Instructions:


1) Log into ASAP.
2) Click “Student Services.”
3) Click “Testing Services Office (Test Registration).”
4) Confirm your TSI status and click “Continue.”
5) Click “Register for Test Session.”
6) Select “TSI Assessment.”
7) Choose a date, time, and location that works best for you.


Option 2: Remote TSIA

This option is best suited for students who live outside of San Antonio. If you choose this option, then you will take your TSIA for UTSA at a remote College Board-approved testing site. These sites are typically colleges and universities located throughout the country.

Your UTSA student account will be charged $45 (or $50 beginning with your third attempt on the TSIA) at the conclusion of your test. You will not be charged until you take the exam. Additionally, the remote site will charge a sitting fee that varies from institution to institution.

Instructions:

1) Locate a nearby site that meets the following criteria:


• The site must be a member of the College Board Remote Testing Network. NOTE: the proctor cannot be your teacher or any other individual with a stake in your academic success.
The proctor must be unrelated to you. Parents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, etc. are not allowed.
• The site must be able to communicate with UTSA officials via a professional email address (e.g. john.smith@college.edu) and phone number. Due to security concerns, we cannot communicate with proctors via a non-professional email domain such as Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail.
• The site must be able to return documents either by scanned email (preferred method) or by fax.


2) Send an email to testinfo@utsa.edu and include the following information:

• Your full legal name as it would appear on an official transcript (no nicknames or abbreviations).
• Your UTSA student ID number (e.g. “@01234567” or “ABC123”).


A UTSA Testing Services staff member will determine your eligibility to take the Remote TSI Assessment. The staff member will notify you via email if you qualify. You and your proctor will then receive a voucher number via email. This voucher number will be unique to you and will allow your proctor to administer the test remotely.


Option 3: Examity TSIA

If you live a considerable distance from UTSA or if you would simply prefer to test from the convenience of your home, then Examity TSIA would be the best fit for you. Examity is a secure online proctoring service that allows you to take your TSIA from the comfort of your own home at your convenience (any time of day, any day of the week).

Instructions:

Simply email testinfo@utsa.edu and tell us you would like for us to create a testing voucher through Examity. We will need your full name and UTSA ID number.
Your UTSA student account will be charged $45 (or $50 beginning with your third attempt on the TSIA) at the conclusion of your test. You will not be charged until you take the exam. Additionally, Examity will charge an extra $20 fee to utilize their service.

Option 4: Virtual TSIA

This temporary option is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are unable to take your TSIA in person at UTSA and would prefer not to test through Examity (option 3 above), then this option might be best for you. With Virtual TSIA, you will test from home on your own computer. A UTSA Testing Services staff member will proctor your exam virtually via video. Due to short staffing and other testing commitments, we offer Virtual TSI only at designated times.

Your UTSA student account will be charged $45 (or $50 beginning with your third attempt on the TSIA) at the conclusion of your test. You will not be charged until you complete the exam.
Instructions:

1) Send an email to testinfo@utsa.edu that includes your first and last name, UTSA ID number, and a clear message informing us that you want to take the Virtual TSIA.
2) Complete the required paperwork that we send to you in our response and then scan and email it back to us.

The Texas Success Initiative Exam is required in part or in total for some students who are not exempt in order to register for college-level courses.  The links below are listed in order of use if you need to take the TSI or find out more about the exam at UTSA.  If you need to take all or part of the TSI exam, you can take the exam at UTSA or take the exam at another College Board site closer to you and request that your scores be sent to UTSA in time for Orientation sessions and registration periods.  Please see our information on this site. 

PAA – TSI Pre-Assessment Activity

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Remote TSI Assessment

TSI Exemptions

TSI Passing Scores

If you have already taken the TSI Assessment at another institution, you must grant the TSI Office permission to download your scores at : https://tsp.testing.utsa.edu/Account/Login.aspx

If you have questions about the download of your scores once you have granted permission and given the matter 48 business hours, call the TSI office at (210) 458- 4498.