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Western Texas College has teamed up with area high schools to offer college courses to their students. These students earn both high school and college credit in the same course at the same time. Several methods of instruction are being used to deliver college classes: interactive television, Internet, and on-site instruction—either by qualified high school personnel or WTC faculty.

According to the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), an undergraduate student, unless otherwise exempt, who enters a public institution of higher education in Texas will be tested for reading, writing, and mathematics skills prior to enrolling in any college-level academic coursework. 

Below are the most current TSI exemptions based on standardized testing which are subject to change:

ACT: A composite score of at least 23 with a minimum score of 19 on the mathematics section and/or the English section. The exemption will be given for those corresponding sections only (full or partial exemption). The scores must be no more than five (5) years old. 

SAT: A combined score of at least 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the mathematics section and/or the verbal section. The exemption will be given for those corresponding sections only (full or partial exemption). The scores must be no more than five (5) years old. 

TSI Assessment through Summer 2017: The minimum test score needed: Math-350, Reading-351, Writing-363 and Essay-4 or 350 and Essay-5. The exemption will be given for those corresponding sections only (full or partial exemption). The scores must be no more than five (5) years old. 

ASPIRE: The minimum test score needed: English-435, Math-431. The scores must be no more than five (5) years old.

PLAN: A composite score of at least 23 with a minimum score of 19 on the mathematics section and/or the English section. The exemption will be given for those corresponding sections only (full or partial exemption). The scores must be no more than five (5) years old. 

PSAT: A combined score of at least 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the mathematics section and/or the reading section. The exemption will be given for those corresponding sections only (full or partial exemption). The scores must be no more than five (5) years old. 

STAAR EOC: English II score of 4000, Algebra I score of 4000 plus a "C" or higher in high school Algebra II.

For more Dual Credit enrollment information, contact Billy Mebane at bmebane@wtc.edu or dualcredit@wtc.edu.

To assist students in making good choices, WTC provides an Online counselor to help with topics such as course transfer, degree planning, and general questions about the student’s educational program. The Online counselor can also be contacted at times the campus is closed such as holidays and weekends. To visit with the Online advisor, contact kallen@wtc.edu. Note that services are for academic advising only and do not include Psychological Counseling.