TSI Information for Dual Credit and Early College High Schools

Du​al Credit students must demonstrate readiness or eligibility for college courses. Please visit the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program webpage for information regarding the assessment and the temporary COVID-19 TSI waiver for all students based on the “exceptional circumstances” provision referenced in the THECB COVID-19 FAQs.

In addition to the TSI requirements and exemptions covered on the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program webpage, high school students can enroll in dual credit courses by meeting one of the following dual credit eligibility measures:

Eligibility Tests Date Range of Approved TestsMinimum Score

STAAR English II

Beginning 2014sp

Level 2 4000 Combined Score

STAAR Algebra I

Beginning 2014sp

Level 2 4000 and Algebra II high school grade of C or better

ACT Aspire

(ACT Plan no longer offered.)

English 435

Math 431


Prior to Oct 2015

Combined 107 with 50 minimum on critical reading and/or math

Oct 2015 and after

(Now approved as of May 2018 THECB memo)

EBRW score 460 or higher

Mathematics score 510 or higher

* Cannot mix with PSAT scores prior to Oct 2015


Students who enroll in courses under a waiver or exception are not considered TSI met; students must pass a TSI-required course with a C or better to be considered met in the appropriate area.