Student Eligibility

  • Be a high school junior or senior (exceptions do exist for 9th and 10th grade students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance; you must be recommended by your Principal and approved by the Sul Ross Provost) 
  • Meet high school or school district requirements for taking a dual credit class
  • Meet any required course prerequisites 
  • Obtain permission from school and parent to take the course(s) 
  • Must demonstrate college readiness by passing relevent sections of the TSI college readiness assessment test (TSIA), if not otherwise exempt:

Exemptions:
ACT - Composite score of 23 (or higher) with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall be exempt for both the reading and writing sections and/or a 19 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section
SAT - A combined critical reading and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections and/or 500 on the mathematics section
STAAR - a minimum score of 2000 on English III EOC exam and/or 4000 on the Algebra II EOC exam. (Good for 5 years)
TAKS - 11th Grade Exit Level TAKS scores of 2200 (or higher) on ELA with a 3 (or higher) on Writing Sample and/or 2200 (or higher) on Mathematics

Minimum TSIA Scores (for all students not exempt and registering for the first time after August 28, 2013):
Reading - 351 or higher
Writing - Essay score of 5 OR multiple choice score of at least 363 with a minimum essay score of 4
Math - 350 or higher

  • An eleventh grade high school student is also eligible to enroll in dual credit courses if one of the following conditions is met:
    • the student achieves a minimum score of 4000 on the Algebra II end-of-course assessment and/or a minimum score of 2000 on the English II reading or English II writing end-of-course assessments (a high school student who has enrolled in dual credit courses in the eleventh grade under this provision shall not be required to demonstrate further evidence of eligibility to enroll in dual credit courses in the twelfth grade)
    • the student achieves a combined score of 107 on the PSAT/NMSQT with a minimum of 50 on the critical reading and/or mathematics test relevant to the courses to be attempted (a high school student who has enrolled in dual credit under this provision must demonstrate eligibility to enroll in dual credit courses in twelfth grade)
    • the student achieves a composite score of 23 on the PLAN with a 19 or higher in mathematics and English (a high school student who has enrolled in dual credit under this provision must demonstrate eligibility to enroll in dual credit courses in twelfth grade)

For more information on the TSIA, visit http://www.sulross.edu/page/2629/texas-success-initiative-assessment-tsia.  If you need take the TSI Assessment, contact Testing Services at Sul Ross State University to make an appointment.