Developmental Education Corequisite Requirements

Developmental Education Corequisite Program

Before registering for coursework, students pursuing an AA, AAS, or a qualified Certificate must submit official test scores on the state-approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) A2 test unless the student meets one of the TSI exemptions. Students who do not receive the minimum required test scores will be required to enroll in corequisite courses and remain in those courses until:

  • passing TSIA2 scores in each area are received, or
  • successfully completing the credit-bearing corequisite course. 

Corequisite courses are designed to assist students in attaining mastery of basic skills needed for college success. These courses are required for students whose college readiness level (as identified by TSIA2 scores) demonstrates a need for skills development in reading, writing, and/or mathematics. 

Corequisite courses are also an option for students who wish to review and develop basic educational skills, even though the courses may not be required based upon TSIA2 scores. The non-credit-bearing corequisite courses carry no semester hour credit, do not transfer, do not calculate into a student’s academic GPA, and cannot be used for graduation purposes. 

The developmental education corequisite curriculum is outlined in the following table:

Developmental Corequisite Studies Curriculum

Course Course Name Special Notes
BASC-0011 Non-credit, basic IRW Non-credit- structured tutoring
BASC-0022 Non-credit, basic Math Non-credit- structured tutoring
DECO-0001 Composition support, repeat course Required for students who did not complete DECO-0301/ENGL-1301 on first attempt; Co-enrollment with DECO-0301/ENGL-1301 required.
DECO-0301 Composition support Co-enrollment with ENGL-1301 required
DECO-0014 Support for algebraic thinking, repeat course Required for students who did not complete DECO-0314/MATH-1314 on first attempt; Co-enrollment with DECO-0314/MATH-1314 required.
DECO-0314 Support for algebraic thinking Co-enrollment with Math-1314 required
DECO-0024 Support for business math, repeat course Required for students who did not complete DECO-0324/MATH-1324 on first attempt; Co-enrollment with DECO-0324/MATH-1324 required.
DECO-0324 Support for business math Co-enrollment with Math-1324 required
DECO-0032 Support for mathematical thinking, repeat course Required for students who did not complete DECO-0332/MATH-1332 on first attempt; Co-enrollment with DECO-0332/MATH-1332 required.
DECO-0332 Support for mathematical thinking Co-enrollment with MATH-1332 required
DECO-0042 Support for statistical thinking, repeat course Required for students who did not complete DECO-0342/MATH-1342 on first attempt; Co-enrollment with DECO-0332/MATH-1332 required.
DECO-0342 Support for statistical thinking Co-enrollment with MATH-1342 required

Expected Performance in Corequisite Courses

If a student does not receive the minimum required scores on an approved TSIA2 test, the student will be required to enroll and attend prescribed paired corequisite courses and remain in those courses until passing test scores are submitted, or the corequisite sequence is successfully completed. 

The corequisite studies program is intended to assist students in acquiring the essential skills needed to succeed in college. All students are expected to do their utmost to complete the corequisite and paired credit courses within one semester. Students may earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W in the paired courses. If a student withdraws from the corequisite course, they must withdraw from the paired credit course as well.

Blocked Courses determined by TSI Scores

Some academic courses are blocked from enrollment based on TSI requirements. In such instances, students must pass the appropriate section on an approved TSIA2 test or complete the required corequisite paired course sequence to become eligible to enroll in the courses that are blocked in their degree plan. Blocked courses in each TSI area (reading, writing, and math) are outlined below:

Reading

Students must be TSI complete in reading to enroll in the following courses:

ARTS-1301Art Appreciation3
ARTS-1303Art History I (prehistoric to the 14th Century3
ARTS-1304Art History II (14th Century to the Present)ÿ3
BIOL-1406Biology for Science Majors I4
BIOL-1407Biology for Science Majors II4
BIOL-1411General Botany4
BIOL-1413General Zoology4
BIOL-2401Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-2402Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL-2404Anatomy and Physiology (single-Semester) Course)4
BIOL-2420Microbiology for Non-Science Majors4
BIOL-2421Microbiology for Science Majors4
CHEM-1405Introductory Chemistry I4
CHEM-1406Introductory Chemistry I for Allied Health4
CHEM-1407Introductory Chemistry II4
CHEM-1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM-1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM-2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM-2425Organic Chemistry II4
DRAM-1310Theater Appreciation3
DRAM-2366Film Appreciation3
MUSI-1306Music Appreciation3
MUSI-1307Music Literature3
MUSI-1310American Music3
SPCH-1321Business and Professional Communication3
SPCH-1315Public Speaking3
PHYS-1415Physical Science I4
PHYS-1417Physical Science II4

Reading and Writing

Students must be TSI complete in reading and writing to enroll in the following courses:

ENGL-1302Composition II3
ENGL-2322British Literature Iÿ3
ENGL-2323British Literature II3
ENGL-2327American Literature Iÿ3
ENGL-2328American Literature II3
ENGL-2332World Literature Iÿ3
ENGL-2333World Literature II3

Math

Students must be TSI algebraic complete in math to enroll in the following courses:

ACCT-2401Principles of Financial Accounting4
ACCT-2402Principles of Managerial Accounting4
BIOL-1406Biology for Science Majors I4
BIOL-1407Biology for Science Majors II4
BIOL-1411General Botany4
BIOL-1413General Zoology4
CHEM-1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM-1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM-2423Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM-2425Organic Chemistry II4
MATH-1324Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences3
MATH-1325Calculus for Business and Social Sciences3
MATH-1350Mathematics for Teachers I (fundamentals of Mathematics I)3
MATH-1351Mathematics for Teachers II (fundamentals of Mathematics Ii)3
MATH-2320Differential Equationsÿ3
MATH-2312Pre-Calculus Math3
MATH-2413Calculus I4
MATH-2414Calculus II4
MATH-2415Calculus III4
MATH-2318Linear Algebra3
PHYS-1401College Physics I4
PHYS-1402College Physics II4
PHYS-2425University Physics I4
PHYS-2426University Physics II4

MATH

Students must be TSI non-algebraic complete in math to enroll in the following courses:

CHEM-1405Introductory Chemistry I4
CHEM-1406Introductory Chemistry I for Allied Health4
CHEM-1407Introductory Chemistry II4
BIOL-2401Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-2402Anatomy and Physiology II4
MATH-1332Contemporary Mathematics (quantitative Reasoning)3
MATH-1342Elementary Statistical Methods3