Stephen F. Austin State University

Dual Credit Students

Dual Credit Students

High school or home school students who want to take college classes for dual credit are required to meet TSI requirements before enrolling in coursework.

For more information about enrolling in dual credit coursework at SFA, please see Admissions Dual Credit.

TSI Eligibility

TSI Exemption, Passing, and Waiver Scores

Students must prove college-readiness by providing testing scores that meet exemption, passing, or waiver requirements.

TSI (passing)

Test taken prior to January 11, 2021
-- 350 Math

-- 351 Reading

-- 340 Writing + 4 Essay

Must pass both reading and writing sections to be eligible to take ENGL 1301.

Test taken beginning January 11, 2021

-- Math 950 OR less than 950 + 6 Diagnostic

-- ELAR 945 + 5 Essay OR less than 945 + 5 Diagnostic + 5 Essay Note: Reading and Writing is a combined test

ACT (exemption)


-- 23 Composite + 19 Math

-- 23 Composite + 19 English (will be exempt for both TSI reading and writing)

SAT (exemption)


-- 530 Math

-- 480 Evidence-Based Reading/Writing Score (will be exempt for both TSI reading and writing)

PSAT (waiver)


-- 510 Math

-- 460 Evidence-Based Reading/Writing Score (will be exempt for both TSI reading and writing)

PLAN (waiver)

-- 23 Composite + 19 Math

-- 23 Composite + 19 Math -- 23 Composite + 19 Reading (will be waived for both TSI reading and writing)

STAAR EOC


-- 4000 English II - Reading / Writing (waiver)

-- 4000 Algebra I + "C" or higher grade in Algebra II high school course -- Math (waiver)

-- 4000 English III -- Reading / Writing (exemption)

-- 4000 Algebra II -- Math (exemption)

Coursework