Dual Credit Testing

TSI Assessment for Summer and Fall 2020 Enrollment:

Typically, all Dual Credit students need to have a TSI status in order to take any Dual Credit course. Due to COVID-19, Dallas College is allowing a temporary TSI waiver for all students based on the “exceptional circumstances” provision referenced in the THECB COVID-19 FAQs to Dual Credit students.

Dallas College ​Dual Credit coordinators from all colleges will use the following criteria for alternate assessment:

  • Transcript review
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Grade of B or higher in related content courses (English and Math)
  • High school counselor recommendation

Each student must be assessed by the end of the first semester of enrollment in entry-level freshman coursework. If the student passes the entry-level freshman course that requires a TSI prerequisite, they will become TSI-met in that prerequisite area. For example, if a student enrolls in ENGL 1301 and passes it with a C, they become TSI-met in Reading and Writing and will not have to test.