As the final step of entry to the Dual Credit program, students must qualify by exam. If a student does not qualify by SAT or ACT, they must take the TSI Assessment and receive certain scores to enter the program. Each year the TSI will be hosted on the Cole campus once. Please review the Dual Credit Registration Guide for more detailed information on this element of the process.
Before being released by the college to take the TSI, each student is required to complete a pre-assessment activity, which explains the assessment and provides practice in the skills on the test. For additional preparation we recommend students complete practice tests and research the test's expectations. A few resources are linked below.
If a student does not meet the criterion for dual credit admittance by the initial test score date, he or she may retest at St. Philip's College. The student will need to make an appointment with the college directly and pay any associated test fees to the college. Here is a link to the St. Philip's College Testing Center
for that purpose.
*For Seniors - Those seniors interested in taking the TSI for college admittance may do so on the same date as the prospective dual credit students. Those students need to complete the TSI registration form, complete the Alamo Colleges Test Prep Module and submit the certificate and form to the high school counselor 10 days prior to the assessment date.