Thank you for your service. 

The State of Texas provides exemption and waiver options for veteran and active military students.


Any student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States is TSI exempt.  Submit a copy of your DD214-Member 4 form, displaying the CHARACTER OF SERVICE and SEPARATION CODE to or fax it to (409)880-7810. 

Active Military

The State of Texas allows the provision of a waiver for students who have been actively serving in the military for at least 3 years prior to enrolling.  Submit documentation as proof of your active military status to or fax it to (409) 880-7810.  

Don't Meet the Requirements?

If you do not meet an approved exemption, click here for more information about taking the TSI Assessment.


Need Help?

Please contact us if you have any questions about TSI or to confirm if you need to take the TSI Assessment.  

Phone: (409) 880-8822

Your Next Steps

  1. 24 hours after you submit documentation for an exemption or waiver, contact the Undergraduate Advising Center to confirm that your TSI status has been updated. 
  2. Check your Self-Service Banner account to ensure that we have received and evaluated your transcripts.
    Self-Service Banner>Student Tab>Student Records>Academic Transcript
  3. Check your holds and address any that would prevent your advising session.
    Self-Service Banner>Student Tab>Student Records>View Holds
    1. Common holds that must be addressed prior to making your advising appointment:
      • TSI
      • Meningitis Requirement 
      • TB Requirement
      • International Holds
      • Title IX Training Required
    2. Common holds that will be addressed during your advising session:
      • UAC Advising 
      • Mandatory Advising
      • Academic Probation
      • Pre-Professional Advising
      • State Drops Remaining
  4. After you complete the above steps, you are eligible to make your advising appointment. 
Choose the applicable option for more information about scheduling your advising session:

Freshman and Sophomore Students

Junior and Senior Students

LU Online Students
(Accelerated Program)