Prospective Students • Dual Credit • Exemptions

 Exemptions & Test Scores

studentsA student who meets qualifying standards on the tests listed below is exempt from TSI testing.

* SAT (current within 5 years) – a combined math and critical reading score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on either or both sections shall be exempt for the corresponding section(s)

* ACT (current within 5 years) – a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the math and/or the English section shall be exempt for the corresponding section(s)

If not covered by any of the above tests, then a student must pass the portion of the TSI test that correlates with the dual-credit class being requested. The state-approved TSI assessments administered by Midland College's TSI Assessor. The minimum passing standards for the TSI are:

Math – 350
Reading – 351
Writing – Essay 5 or Essay 4 with Writing Skills363

Any student desiring to enroll in a math course must take a Midland College math placement test, regardless of test scores on file. Contact the MC Testing Center at 685-4504 to make arrangements for completion of all testing requirements.

* TSI scores must be on file before enrolling in any sophomore-level course.

An 11th- or 12th-grade student is eligible to enroll in Workforce Education dual-credit courses if the student meets the minimum high school passing standard in the math and/or English sections of TAKS. A student who is exempt from taking TAKS may be otherwise evaluated by the education institution.

An 11th-grade student is also eligible to enroll in dual-credit courses under the following conditions:

* PSAT/NMSQT - 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. An eligible high school student who has enrolled in dual credit under this provision must demonstrate eligibility to enroll in dual credit courses in twelfth grade.

An eligible student who has enrolled in dual-credit under this test MUST demonstrate eligibility again to enroll in 12th-grade dual-credit courses.

dualcredit footerDUAL-CREDIT COURSES are college courses taken by a high school student for which the student earns both college and high school credit at the same time.For more information, you may contact MC at:
Admissions, (432) 685-6426,
Registrar, (432) 685-4513,
Testing Center, (432) 685-4504