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All West Texas Campuses

Contact Information:

Kay Johnson - 325.734.3630
Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
Nicole Whitley - 325.641.5955

Email: wtxfinaid@tstc.edu

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Julia Humphrey - 325.734.3612
Abilene Campus

Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
Breckenridge Campus

Charlotte Tongate - 325.641.3901
Brownwood Campus

Rene Ralston - 325.235.7412
Sweetwater Campus

Nick Alvarado - 325.235.7331
Abilene/Sweetwater Campus
(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
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Prior to enrollment in credit courses, students must comply with placement testing requirements by submitting their scores on an approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test, by submitting documentation of TSI exemption or waiver, or by taking a TSTC West Texas administered placement test.

Assessment and Testing Requirements

Before enrolling at TSTC West Texas, all students must either present scores on an approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test, present evidence of TSI completion from another Texas college or university, or present proof that they are exempt from the TSI requirements (see “TSI Test Exemptions” below). Additional placement testing may be required for entry into specific courses or programs.

Before receiving an Associate Degree, all students must complete TSI requirements as specified in the TSTC West Texas Texas Success Initiative Plan. In general, students may meet TSI standards by completing the capstone developmental education courses with a grade of C or better in the skill areas of reading, writing, and mathematics, by participating in and completing a developmental education activity specified on the students’ individual TSI plans, or by re-testing and passing an approved TSI test. Additional information regarding TSI completion requirements may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office.

Students who are not exempt from TSI requirements and who do not obtain passing scores on the appropriate tests must adhere to the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree programs: must participate in developmental education programs until TSI requirements are met. TSI must be met before a student can graduate with an AAS.
  • Level II Certificate programs (43 or more semester credit hours): must participate in developmental education programs until TSI requirements are met. TSI must be met before a student can graduate with a Level II Certificate.
  • Level I Certificate programs (42 or less semester credit hours): has no prerequisite requirements.

Students who enroll first in a Level I Certificate program and then change to a Level II Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree program must meet all the requirements of the new program including TSI.

TSI Core Component Courses

TSTC West Texas has designated the following academic courses as a core component courses for TSI reporting. Students who transfer from regionally accredited institutions of higher education with grades of C or higher in courses that are equivalent to the TSTC West Texas courses below will be considered to have satisfied TSI requirements. Students must submit official transcripts indicating successful completion of these courses.

ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
ENGL 2314 Technical & Business Writing I

GOVT 2301, 2302 U.S. Government
HIST 1301, 1302 U.S. History
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology

MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1332 College Mathematics
MATH 1333 Math for Liberal Arts

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