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College Readiness Standards

The College Readiness Standards below will be effective for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021

Math

  
Scores/Letter Grade
Placement
TSIA
350+
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332
Algebra II
A or B
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332
High School Graduates
A grade of C in Algebra II and an overall
GPA of 2.5 or higher
Math 1314 & NCBM 0314
Math 1324 & NCBM 0324
Math 1342 & NCBM 0142
Math 1332 & NCBM 0132
High School Graduates
Without a passing grade in Algebra II
Summer 2020 – Math 0303
Fall 2020 – NCBM 0302
Math 1342 & Math 0404
Math 1332 & NCBM 0132
ACT
Composite 23+ and ACT Mathematics 19+
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332
SAT
Composite 1070+ and Math 500+
or
Mathematics 530+
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332
STAAR
Algebra II, 4,000+
or
Algebra I, 4000+ and passing grade of C or
higher on Algebra II
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332
ACT Aspire
Math 431
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332
PSAT/NMSQT
Composite 107 and Math 50
or
Math 510
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332
PLAN
Composite 23 and Math 19
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332
HB5
Successful completion of HB5 course
Math 1314, Math 1324, Math 1342, Math 1332

Reading

  
Scores/Letter Grade
Placement
TSIA
351+
College level reading-based courses
STAAR
4000+ on the English II STAAR EOC
or
4000+ on the English I STAAR EOC
College level reading-based courses
HS Transcript
Overall GPA of 2.0+ and a score of A or B on Junior level History Course
College level reading-based courses
HB5
Successful completion of HB5 course
College level reading-based courses

Ninth grade students in Early College High Schools wishing to enroll in EDUC1300 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, upon recommendation of the principal.


English

  
Scores/Letter Grade
Placement
TSIA
340+ MC and 4 Essay
or
<340 MC and ≥4 ABW1 and 5-8 Essay
ENGL 1301
High school graduate without a TSI score*
HS GPA 2.75 or higher
ENGL 1301
High school graduate without a TSI score
HS GPA below 2.75
ENGL 1301 & INRW 0311
High School Transcript English I
B or higher
ENGL 1301
High School Transcript English II
B or higher
ENGL 1301
High School Transcript – Junior or Senior standing
Cumulative GPA 3.0+
ENGL 1301
AP Coursework
Score of 2 on English, History,
Government, Geography, or Psychology
ENGL 1301
ACT
Composite 23+ and ACT ENGL 19+
ENGL 1301
SAT
Taken before March 2016: Composite 1,070+ and Verbal 500+
ENGL 1301
STAAR
English II, 4,000+
or
English I, 4000+ and passing grade of C
or higher on English II
ENGL 1301
ACT Aspire
English 435
ENGL 1301
PSAT/NMSQT
Composite 107 and English 50
or
English 510
ENGL 1301
PLAN
Composite 23 and Math 19
ENGL 1301
HB5
Successful completion of HB5
English/Language Arts/Reading (ELAR)
course
ENGL 1301

* Utilize Rule 4.55(a) (Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 4, subchapter C) “exceptional circumstances” provision for an individual who has no access to TSI testing. Under the “exceptional circumstances” provision, an institution may permit a student to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework without assessment but shall require the student to be assessed not later than the end of the first semester of enrollment in entry-level freshman coursework.