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Completing TSI Requirements Through Coursework

Texas Success Initiative

If you're required to take Texas Success Initiative coursework, you'll enroll in the appropriate courses your first term of enrollment and continue the necessary TSI course curriculum until you successfully complete the sequence. TSI registration hold won't be cleared until you're registered into required TSI coursework. 

TSI foundational/support courses do not transfer between schools; however, if you took TSI coursework at another institution and didn't finish the college-readiness sequencing, this will be reviewed in determining the next level of TSI coursework you need.

Expand the sections below to understand how you'll achieve a "TSI Complete" status.

English language arts/reading and essay

If you're completing TSI reading/writing requirements through coursework, you must enroll in the INRW 0399 and ENGL 1301 co-requisite. Grades for each class are calculated separately. This co-requisite coursework allows you to simultaneously complete TSI reading/writing requirements (INRW 0399) and earn course credit toward your degree (ENGL 1301).

Read additional details on the reading/writing track.

Mathematics

Your highest TSI Assessment math score and/or the completion of prior TSI coursework will determine if you need to take MATH 0398 prior to enrolling in the appropriate co-requisite courses. 

TSI math co-requisite coursework allows you to simultaneously complete TSI math requirements (MATH 0199) and earn course credit toward your degree (college-level course). The MATH 0199 grade will be determined by the grade you earn in your entry-level core mathematics requirement course. 

Your declared major will determine which algebra or non-algebra track you must pursue; if you change your major or concentration, it's your responsibility to contact the Student Success Center to determine if your math track needs to change.

Locate your area of study in the tables below for information on the math track applicable to your major, including details on your potential need to enroll in MATH 0398.

Rusche College of Business

The required college-level math courses are:

  • MATH 1324 Finite Mathematics
  • and MATH 1342 Intro to Probability and Statistics.

Note: If your major requires more than one college-level math course, you will be placed in the track that offers the fastest path to TSI completion.

Area of Study Entry-Level Course and TSI Track Required
Accounting
Banking
Business Comm. and Corporate Education
Business Economics
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
General Business
Human Resource Management
International Business
Management
Marketing
Sports Business

James I. Perkins College of Education

Determined by your major, the required college-level math course will be one of the following:

  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • MATH 1350 Intro to Foundations of Mathematics
  • MATH 1332 Math in Society
  • or MATH 1342 Intro to Probability and Statistics.
Area of Study Entry-Level Course and TSI Track Required
Aviation
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Construction Management
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences
Food and Nutrition
Hospitality Administration
Human Development and Family Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Kinesiology
Merchandising
Pre-Audiology
Public Health
Rehabilitation Services

Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts

Determined by your major, the required college-level math course will be one of the following:

  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • or MATH 1332 Math in Society.
Area of Study Entry-Level Course and TSI Track Required
Art
Dance
Music
Music, Sound Recording Technology concentration
Theatre

Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

The required college-level math courses are:

  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • and MATH 1342 Intro to Probability and Statistics.

Note: If your major requires more than one college-level math course, you will be placed in the track that offers the fastest path to TSI completion.

Area of Study Entry-Level Course and TSI Track Required
Agriculture
Environmental Science
Forestry
Geospatial Science
Poultry Science

College of Liberal and Applied Arts

The recommended college-level math course is MATH 1332 Math in Society.

Area of Study Entry-Level Course and TSI Track Required
Applied Arts and Sciences
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
English
General Studies
Geography
History
International and Intercultural Communication
Liberal Studies
Mass Communication
Medical Humanities
Modern Languages
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Social Work
Sociology
Sustainable Community Development
Undecided
  • Discuss with academic advisor

College of Sciences and Mathematics

The required college-level math courses are:

  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • and MATH 1342 Intro to Probability and Statistics.

Note: If your major requires more than one college-level math course, you will be placed in the track that offers the fastest path to TSI completion.

Area of Study Entry-Level Course and TSI Track Required
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Data Analytics
Engineering Physics
Geology
Information Technology
Mathematics
Nursing
Physics
Pre-Professional

"TSI Complete" and registering for the upcoming term

Completion is determined after final grades are posted for the term.

If you're registering for the upcoming term before final grades are posted to your transcript, your midterm grades will be reviewed to determine TSI coursework preregistration. You may be required to register again for the current TSI coursework.

However, once your final grades are posted you should contact the Student Success Center to have your schedule adjusted appropriately.

Some college-level courses require students to be "TSI Complete" in both math and reading/writing.

Important things to keep in mind

Retaking the TSI Assessment

You may retake the TSI Assessment at any time, but you should retest and submit your scores prior to the first class day to avoid the consequences of changing your schedule during the term.

Course cost

SFA's tuition rates apply to both foundational/support courses and college-level courses. 3-peat tuition applies if a student is repeating a course for the third or more time.

GPA and transcript

MATH 0398, MATH 0199 and INRW 0399 are foundational/support courses to achieve "TSI Complete" status, so they don't count toward your GPA. Although these courses aren't included in your total quality hours, they are recorded as attempted hours on your transcript.

ENGL 1301 and the college-level math courses do count toward your GPA and are reflected in both your total quality and attempted hours. Visit the Office of the Registrar's Calculating GPA webpage to learn more.

Have questions about the Texas Success Initiative?

Tricia Lance, coordinator
p: 936.468.5803
tsi@sfasu.edu

Contact the Student Success Center

p: 936.468.5803
f: 936.468.7611
studentsuccess@sfasu.edu
Staff directory

Physical Address:
Steen Library
Suite 104

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6154, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962