Texas Success Initiative

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to ensure college readiness of students entering Texas public institutions of higher education. Entering undergraduate students, unless exempt, must take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment to determine their readiness to enroll in entry-level academic coursework at the university. For those students who are not yet ready to enroll in that coursework, the University must provide advising and educational support necessary to assist them in achieving college success.

The University offers developmental education courses in certain academic areas for students with deficiencies as identified by the Texas Success Initiative Assessment. Developmental education courses cannot be used as degree credit. All developmental education courses are graded on a credit/no-credit basis and will not be included in the student’s grade point average.

Students deemed college ready by the TSI may enroll in any UTSA entry-level course including those entry-level courses in mathematics, reading, and writing listed in the UTSA Developmental Education Plan. College ready students may enroll in non-entry level courses if they meet the prerequisites or satisfactorily complete placement tests.

More information regarding the Texas Success Initiative, including exemptions, may be found by visiting the student’s assigned academic advisor and on the Texas Success Initiative website.