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    Getting Started Getting Started
         General Admissions Policy  General Admissions Policy
         How to Enroll  How to Enroll
         Verification of Enrollment  Verification of Enrollment
         Immunization Requirements  Immunization Requirements
         Bacterial Meningitis  Bacterial Meningitis
         Student Identification  Student Identification
         Admission Requirements  Admission Requirements
         First Time Students  First Time Students
         Concurrent Enrollment for HS  Concurrent Enrollment for HS
         Dual Credit for High Schoolers  Dual Credit for High Schoolers
         Transfer Students  Transfer Students
         Acceptance of Credit in Transfer  Acceptance of Credit in Transfer
         Transient Students  Transient Students
         Academic Forgiveness  Academic Forgiveness
         Former Students  Former Students
         Undocumented Students Residency  Undocumented Students Residency
         International Students  International Students
         Evaluation of Foreign Credentials  Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
         Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program  Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program
         TSI Requirements  TSI Requirements
         TSI Assessment Instruments  TSI Assessment Instruments
         Exemptions/Waivers  Exemptions/Waivers
         Minimum Passing TSI Standards  Minimum Passing TSI Standards
         Advisement and Plan for Academic Success  Advisement and Plan for Academic Success
         Students with Disabilities  Students with Disabilities
         Determination of Readiness  Determination of Readiness
         TSI Retest Options  TSI Retest Options
         TSI Course Prerequisites  TSI Course Prerequisites
         Transferring Assessment Scores  Transferring Assessment Scores
         TSI Assistance  TSI Assistance
         Online Student Application  Online Student Application
         Online Registration and Payment  Online Registration and Payment
         Telephone Grade Reports  Telephone Grade Reports
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Curriculum
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Options for AAS Awards
Transfer Services  Transfer Services
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program (Archived)

After you are admitted, but prior to registration, you must either present scores from an assessment test associated with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) program or be exempt. See exemptions from TSI requirements in this section to determine if you are exempt or waived from TSI requirements. If you are TSI exempt, you are still required to meet DCCCD course prerequisites usually by taking an assessment test to determine college level readiness skills. Some DCCCD course prerequisites could require a higher cut score than those outlined by the THECB TSI state minimum requirements. Assessment is not used to determine admission except for students wishing to enroll in "special admissions" programs.

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program is required by state law to ensure students enrolled in Texas public colleges possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college-level coursework. TSI includes a testing component designed to identify and provide information about your reading, writing, and math skills. You are expected to consult with the college TSI Coordinator in order to meet the TSI requirements. It is your responsibility to be aware of all TSI regulations. For more information, visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Web site at

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