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Eligibility and Testing Requirements

  • See your high school counselor to begin the process
  • Apply for admission to Blinn at
  • Complete the Dual Credit Approval Form (must have Blinn ID to access)
  • Have a “B” or higher average in completed coursework
  • Submit an official high school transcript
  • Satisfy the following Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment requirements, earn a qualifying exemption score on the ACT or SAT, or earn a qualifying waiver score on the PSAT/NMSQT exams.

Dual Credit Scores

Assessment Math/Algebra ELA/Reading Skills Combined/Composite
ACT1 19 19 23
ACT2 22 40
SAT 530 480
PSAT/NMSQT3 510 460
Algebra I EOC3 Minimum score of 4,000 on Algebra I EOC & passing grade in Algebra II
English II EOC3 Minimum score of 4,000 on English II EOC
1 ACT administered prior to February 15, 2023; Students must meet both relevant subject and combined/composite score standards
2 ACT administered on or after February 15, 2023
3 The EOC & PSAT waivers only apply for dual credit classes

Dual Credit TSIA Scores

Both reading and writing requirements must be met to qualify for ENGL courses, if using TSIA administered prior to January 11, 2021.

TSIA Administered prior to January 11, 2021
Math Reading Writing
350 or higher 351 or higher Essay Score of 5 or Higher
Essay Score of 4 and Multiple Choice Score of 340 or Higher
TSIA 2.0 Administered on or after January 11, 2021
CRC 950
CRC 910-949 & Diagnostic Level 6
CRC 945 & Essay 5-8
CRC 910-944 & Diagnostic Level 5-6 & Essay 5-8