University of Houston-Victoria


Dual Credit Program


The purpose of Dual Credit is to provide high school students with an opportunity to acquire university course credit at University of Houston-Victoria that supports their high school curriculum and introduce them to the Jaguar experience. 


A high school student is eligible to enroll in an academic dual credit course if the student meets all college’s standards under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test. In addition, the school district must have a valid memorandum of understanding (MOU) on file with the University pursuing Dual Credit.

Students will be assessed Reading, Writing, and Mathematics prior to enrollment and show they meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement:

TSIA (before January 11, 2021)
SubjectCollege Readiness Scores
Math 350 or higher
Reading 351 or higher
Writing 340 or higher AND an essay score of at least 4; OR A placement score of less than 340 and an ABE diagnostic level of at least a 4 AND an essay score of at least 5


TSIA2 (after January 11, 2021)
SubjectCollege Readiness Scores
Math CRC 950-990
CRC 910-949 AND Diagnostic Level 6
English Language Arts & Reading* CRC 945-990 AND Essay 5-8
CRC 910-944 AND Diagnostic Level 5-6 AND Essay 5-8
*Students who are incomplete in Reading or Writing and wish to retest in one of the subjects will have to take the TSIA2 ELAR Test as reading and writing are no longer available as separate subjects.


TSI Exemptions and other approved scores for Dual Credit

All students in Texas public colleges are required to take the TSI Assessment unless the student qualifies for a TSI exemption. In addition, high school students can be waived from taking the TSI Assessment by submitting approved placement scores.  A high school student may be exempt or waived from taking the TSI Assessment by meeting one of the following requirements.

  • Achieve a STAAR EOC 4000 score for English II and/or Algebra I (and in conjunction, a passing grade in Algebra II course relevant to the courses to be attempted
  • Achieve an ACT Composite of 20 or higher; (Minimum 19 English and 19 Mathematics)
  • Achieve an SAT Total of 1070 (Minimum 480 EBRW and 530 MATH combined)
  • Achieve a PSAT Section Score of 460 (EBRW) and 510 (MATH)
  • Achieve a PLAN Composite of 23 (Minimum 19 English and 19 Mathematics)

Dual Credit Partners

Each school district must have a Memorandum of Understanding on file before a student applies for the dual credit program. If you are an ISD/High School who is interested in becoming a Dual Credit Partner, please complete the survey.

Current Partners:

Bradicich Home School

Chavez Home School

Goliad ISD

St. Joseph High School

Ready to learn more?

Request information or call Educational Partnerships at (361) 570-4343 to get started.