Dual Credit Exemptions
Dual-Credit Programs at CHAPS
(College Hours At Participating Schools)
Exemptions & Test Scores
A student who meets qualifying standards on the tests listed below is exempt from TSI testing.
TAKS (10th or 11th grade test) – 2200 in math and/or 2200 in English/Language Arts (ELA) with a writing subscore of at least 3
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)
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.
* PLAN - a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the math and/or English section
* An eligible student who has enrolled in dual-credit under either of these tests MUST demonstrate eligibility again to enroll in 12th-grade dual-credit courses.
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 are the THEA, the Quick THEA and the COMPASS. The minimum passing standards for the TSI are:
Math – 39
Reading – 81
Writing – Essay 6 or Essay 5 with Writing Skills 59
Math – 230
Reading – 230
Writing – 220
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.
THEA/COMPASS 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.