Are you interested in Dual Credit?

You must take the TSIA2 prior to enrolling!

Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2 -TSIA2

What is the TSIA2 Assessment?

The TSIA2 Assessment is a placement test that helps determine whether you are ready for college-level courses or if you need support courses in the areas of English and Math. The TSIA2 is not a pass-or-fail test.

Information regarding off-campus TSIA2 testing through South Plains College can be found HERE.

Students will need an SPC Student ID to test! Students will receive their Student ID within 48 hours of completing the free South Plains College admission application HERE.

Make sure you submit ALL three pages of your TSIA2 including your diagnostic scores!

Are there any exemptions for taking the TSIA2?

Yes! There are a few TSIA2 Exemptions, but there are requirements that you must meet to receive these exemptions. You can view the full list of TSIA2 Exemptions HERE.

COVID -19 Exemptions will continue through the summer of 2022!

For dual credit math courses: a student must have a high school GPA above 80, have successfully completed Algebra II at the high school level with a "C" or better, and have the approval of their high school counselor.

For dual credit English courses: a student must have a high school GPA above 80, have successfully completed English II at the high school level with a "C" or better , and have the approval of their high school counselor.

For 9th & 10th graders who have yet to complete Algebra II or English II: these students will still qualify for the TSIA2 exemption, that can be used for History, Geography or BCIS.

For incoming 9th grade students: these students will qualify for the 2020-2021 TSIA2 exemption if they have a final 8th grade GPA of 80 or above.

For Juniors ONLY:

  • English II score of 4000+
  • Algebra 1 score of 4000+ and successful completion of Algebra 2

*Please know that if an exempted dual credit student successfully completes a college-level course that is TSIA2 restricted with a letter grade of "C" or better, that student WILL become TSIA2 compliant in that subject area.

What is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit means that you receive credit for a course on both a high school transcript and a college transcript. Students who successfully complete dual credit courses will have college credit hours that can be used as part of their degree in a two or four year University. Dual Credit is very affordable! See fee schedule HERE.

At Coronado, students have the option of taking Dual Credit Courses through South Plains College or with OnRamps Dual Enrollment through Texas Tech or University of Texas.

OnRamps Courses:

  • Chemistry -College Chemistry: Principles of Chemistry I & College Chemistry: Intro to Chemical Practices I (CHEM 1311, 1111) 4 credit hours (University of Texas)
  • Physics - General Physics I (PHYS 1403) 4 credit hours (Texas Tech University)
  • Biology - Introductory Biology 1 + Lab (UT BIO 311C + UT BIO 206LA) 4 credit hours (University of Texas)

South Plains College Course Listing:

  • US History AP (SPC = US History I 1301 Fall/ US History II 1302 Spring) 3 credits/semester
  • US Government (SPC = GOVT 2305 Fall) 3 credit hours
  • Macroeconomics (SPC = ECON 2301 Spring) 3 credit hours
  • Statistics AP (SPC = Statistical Methods 1342 Spring) 3 credit hours
  • Spanish 3 PAP (SPC = Beginning Spanish 1412 Spring) 4 credit hours
  • Spanish 4 AP (SPC = Inter Spanish 2311 Fall/Spanish 2312 Spring) 3 credits/semester
  • English 4 AP (SPC = Composition I 1301 Fall/ Composition II 1302 Spring) 3 credits/semester
  • College Algebra (SPC = Math 1314 Spring) 3 credit hours
  • ATC Engineering Design+ ATC Architecture (SPC = Engineering Graphics ENGR 1304 Spring) 3 credit hours
  • ATC EMT Practicum (SPC EMT Basic EMSP 1401 Spring) 5 credit hours
  • Digital Media - Digital Imaging I -Digital Media Photoshop (SPC = ARTC 1302 Spring) 3 credit hours
  • BIM 1 - Integrated Software Application (SPC = ITSC 1309 Spring) 3 credit hours
  • Firefighter Certification- FALL - I (FIRS 1301), II (FIRS 1407), III (FIRS 1313), IV (FIRS 1319) 13 credit hours
  • Firefighter Certification - SPRING - V (FIRS 1323), VI (FIRS 1329), VII (FIRS 1433), Firefighter Agility & Fitness Preparation (FIRS 1203) 12 credit hours
  • Accounting I - SPRING (SPC ACNT 1303: Intro to Accounting I) 3 credit hours
  • Accounting II - SPRING(SPC ACNT 1304: Introduction to Accounting II) 3 credit hours

OnRamps Dual Enrollment

OnRamps courses receive a weighted credit!

OnRamps courses are dual enrollment courses (this is different from dual credit courses through South Plains College).

  • Students are issued 2 separate grades: A high school grade by the CHS teacher and a college grade by the college instructor.
  • Eligibility to continue with the college portion of the course is determined at the end of the first semester by the college instructor. This is based off of student grade. lf you are eligible, you will continue with the course as you did during the first semester. At the end of the 2nd semester, you will have the option to accept the college credit/grade and have it transcribed or reject the college credit and not have it transcribed.
  • lf you are not eligible to continue with the college portion, you will remain in the course for a weighted high school credit only. Your payment to the university will not be refunded as it is considered a purchase of the university curriculum.

Steps you need to take:

  1. Make sure the course you would like to take is on your list of course requests at CHS
  2. The required fee to take an OnRamps course has not been finalized by the state. Payment in the fall will be required to remain in the course.

Dual Credit at South Plains College in 4 easy steps!

1. SPC Admissions Application (done only once) HERE.

2. Dual Credit Concurrent Enrollment Form (done every semester). You can find it HERE.

3. Official High School Transcript (done once a year before the fall term). You will need to request your official transcript from Pam Beckett (

4. TSIA2 Test Scores (valid for 5 years from test date). You may also use SAT, ACT, STAAR Engl. III or Alg. II scores, if you have them. Juniors may be able to use STAAR Eng. II or Alg. I. For more information, check out the TSIA2 section.