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:
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.