• 2022-23 TSIA Guidelines and Procedures

    TSIA is a state assessment required to take college level coursework. Eighth graders particularly interested in taking academic college courses with ACC while in high school through the Dual Enrollment program are required to take this exam prior to course selection. Students testing for the first time must take both parts in ELAR & Math and the cost will be $15. Your score will determine the courses you are eligible to take. Students should visit with the ACC Advisor after testing to review their results. 


    Second TSIA Administration: 2/27 & 2/28 (registration open 2/16-2/23)



    STEP ONE – Registration Form


    Complete the Registration Form. You may access that HERE or pick up a Registration Form from the Counselor’s Office.


    STEP TWO – ACC Application


    Complete the Application for Admission for ACC. Go to https://www.applytexas.org. THIS IS A MANDATORY STEP. ACC’s website explains exactly how to apply here: https://www.alvincollege.edu/dualenrollment/de-enrollment.html


    STEP THREE – Pre-assessment Activity (PAA)


    Complete PAA. Click https://practice.accuplacer.org/login. You will NOT be allowed to complete registration for the test without PROOF OF COMPLETION. Once you fully complete the PAA, we will get notification of completion.


    STEP FOUR – Payment


    The fee for the TSIA is $15.00 or $5.00 each section for retake.  We are only accepting online payments this year via MySchoolBucks.  Please click HERE to make your payment.


    STEP FIVE – Complete Registration


    Take your completed (1) registration form, (2) proof of PAA completion, and your (3) receipt or confirmation number from MySchoolBucks to your counselor to complete the registration process. YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR THE TEST UNTIL THIS STEP IS COMPLETE.




    You will receive a testing reminder including the testing location and time to report the Friday before the test dates.


    Still have questions about whether the TSIA is for your student? Click on the links for more information, including HOW TO PREPARE and PRACTICE TEST QUESTIONS.





    Contact Mrs. Thomas or the FJH counselors with questions concerning TSI-A testing:

    Adrienne Thomas, 281-245-3100


    Janette Milmoe, 281-245-2045


    Contact Iris Hilliard with questions concerning dual enrollment classes: ihilliard@alvincollege.edu 281-245-2726