DUAL ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY - COLLEGE READINESS STANDARDS
of Dual Enrollment wants you to have all the tools necessary to reach academic
success. Coastal Bend College uses the TSI Assessment as its primary tool to
determine your college readiness levels in math, reading and writing.
Before you meet with one of the Dual Enrollment team members and attend new
student orientation, it’s important that you take this assessment. Your test
scores will determine if you are ready for college level courses, or need a bit
more practice with college preparatory courses. Testing takes place at your any
CBC location, at your high school (if an approved testing site) and can usually
be completed in three to four hours.
Preparation for the TSIA It is mandatory for all student to complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). Click here to to access the PAA; this activity consists of sample questions, reasons why this exam is needed, course options, and resources available to you at CBC for you to be successful in your chosen courses. Once you have reviewed all the information provided to you, this means that you have completed the PAA. When you take the assessment, the first question you will be asked is "Did you complete a pre-assessment activity?".
Scheduling of TSIA Please click here for the entire process of scheduling your TSIA. If you have further questions, please contact the Testing Department at (361) 354-2334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waivers for TSI
Requirements Student who are non-degree seeking, enrolled in a Marketable
Skills Achievement Award (MSAA) or Level I certificate program of study are
waived from TSI requirements. Students will lose their TSI waived status
if they enroll in courses outside of the MSAA or Level I certificate or they no
longer qualify as a non-degree seeking student.
TSI Waived Courses