Dual Credit Eligibility- Testing Requirements

Effective fall 2018, a high school student is eligible to enroll in academic dual credit courses if the student meets all of the college’s regular prerequisite requirements designated for that course and:

• The student demonstrates college readiness for reading, writing, and/or math intensive courses by achieving the minimum passing standards under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative authorized by Texas Education Code Sec. 51.333 and specified in Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 4, Subchapter C, Section 4.57 as follows:

  • Reading- 351
  • Math- 350
  • Writing – a placement score of at least 340 and an essay score of at least 4 or a placement score of less than 340 and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least 4 and an essay score of at least 5; or

• The student achieves a score of 4000 on the English II STAAR EOC and/or a score of 4000 on the Algebra I STAAR EOC and in conjunction, a passing grade in the Algebra II course relevant to the courses to be attempted; or

• On a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered prior to October 15, 2015, the student achieves a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the critical reading and/or mathematics test relevant to the courses to be attempted; or

• On a PSAT/NMSQT exam administered on or after October 15, 2015, the student achieves a score of 460 on evidence-based reading and writing test and/or a score of 510 on the mathematics test relevant to the courses to be attempted; or

• The student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in mathematics and/or English, or a mathematics score of 431 and/or an English score of 435 on the ACT-Aspire relevant to the course to be attempted.