2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Determination of Readiness to Perform Freshman-Level Academic Coursework


The college shall determine when a student is ready to perform college-level coursework based on the student's assessment scores. As indicators of readiness, the college shall consider, as appropriate:

  • Performance in developmental education courses by earning a grade of C or better in the highest level of remediation for each failed area;
  • Performance in appropriate non-developmental coursework;
  • Performance on an approved assessment instrument (described in "Assessment Instruments");
  • Performance on appropriate developmental course exit exams used by the institution;
  • Performance in at least a 3 hour core-related course(s) with a prerequisite requirement transferred in from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education, met by earning a grade of "C" or better.
  • Performance in developmental education course by earning a grade of "C" or better in the appropriate level equated to the state passing standards for those students whose degree does not require college-level math and/or writing.
  • Performance on non-course-based (non-semester-length) developmental education intervention as allowed by THECB.

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