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eligibility requirements

To be considered for admission into the Dual Enrollment Program, interested High School students must:

  • Submit all required paperwork as determined by the university
  • Obtain consent from parents or guardians
  • Demonstrate college readiness by achieving the minimum passing standards under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative or demonstrate exemption from TSI requirements

Eligibility Criteria

Seniors-

  • Academics: Must display “College Readiness” as prescribed by an approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) on areas of attempt.
  • Technical: 11th grade TAKS (exit level) (Reading and Writing 2200/3 & Math 2200) or attempt Compass or approved TSI exam.

 

Juniors-

  • Academics: Must display “College Readiness” as prescribed by an approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) on areas of attempt.
  • Technical: Commended performance on 10th grade TAKS or attempt Compass or approved TSI exam.

 

Sophomore-

  • Academics: Must pass all sections of the COMPASS or approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam.
  • Technical: Achieve passing scores on the Reading and Writing portions of the COMPASS or approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam.

 

Freshman-

  • Academics: Must pass all sections of the COMPASS or approved Texas success Initiative (TSI) exam.
  • Technical: Achieve passing scores on the Reading and Writing portions of the COMPASS or approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam.

 

Chart I: Minimum Test Scores for Student Eligibility

  THEA Accuplacer ASSET COMPASS
Math 230 63    
Elem. Algebra     38  
Algebra       39
Reading 230 78 41 81
ELA        
Writing 220 6    
Writing Skills     40  
Written Essay     6 6

Chart II: Texas Success Initiative Exemption Criteria

  ACT SAT TAKS (Exit Level)
English 19 500 (Verbal) 2200 (with a writing score of at least 3)
Math 19 500 2200
Composite 23 1070  
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