The TSI, or Texas Success Initiative is not a college entrance exam. You can be accepted into college without a TSI score; however, it is a college placement exam. So, in order to show that you are likely to be successful in college-level courses, colleges may require you to take the TSI to see which course levels would be best for you. Also, the state of Texas requires that high schools demonstrate that students are "College and Career Ready." One of the ways to demonstrate that is by passing TSI scores. For these reasons, we offer multiple opportunities for our Gholson High School students to take the TSI here on campus during the school day. See below for more information on the TSI.