Catalog 2011-2012


Texas Success Initiative (Tsi)

The Texas Education Code, Section 51.403(e), authorizes the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to establish guidelines and reporting requirements. The purpose of Chapter 4, Subchapter C, is to implement the Texas Success Initiative for Texas public institutions of higher education. This includes assessing the academic skills of each entering undergraduate student prior to enrollment of the student. Students must be deemed “college ready” before proceeding to college-level course work.

It is the intent of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that Texas public institutions of higher education use the flexibility and responsibility granted under these rules to improve individualized programs to ensure the success of students in higher education.

Students may be exempt from TSI if they:

Students in the categories mentioned above (5, 7, 8, and 9) must sign a waiver before enrollment.

North Central Texas College reserves the option to administer the THEA or COMPASS exam during a short period of time prior to the beginning of a semester’s registration schedule. This will be in addition to the six normally scheduled THEA examinations held across the state throughout the year. All students should contact the Counseling Center office at either the Gainesville, Corinth or Bowie campuses to obtain information about dates and times of THEA testing.

The official THEA exam is also required of all dual credit/early admission students from area high schools unless they are exempt.