Methods to Meet TSI Obligation

TSI obligation in math is met with any of the following criteria:

  • A TSI score of 350+
  • A grade of C or better in MATH 0320
  • A grade of C or better in MATH 0308
  • According to the major, students may choose one of several math pathways. For the non-algebra intensive pathway (MATH 1332/MATH 1342) the TSI obligation is met with a grade C or better in MATH 0308. MATH 0308 does not meet the TSI obligation for the other math pathway.
  • Students having a test score from an alternative testing instrument (i.e., SAT, ACT…) should see an advisor.
  • Classified as college ready in math according to a college prep course completed at a high school district partnered with COM.
  • This college prep course is valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of high school graduation.

TSI obligation in reading is met with any of the following criteria:

  • A TSI Reading score of 351+
  • A grade of C or better in IRW 0320
  • A grade of C or better in READ 0370 (taken prior to fall 2014) or equivalent
  • Students having a test score from an alternative testing instrument (i.e., SAT, ACT…) should see an advisor.
  • Classified as college ready in reading according to a college prep course completed at a high school district partnered with COM.
  • This college prep course is valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of high school graduation.

TSI obligation in writing is met with any of the following criteria:

  • TSI Write Placer Essay 5+ and TSI Multiple Choice Writing Score 350+
  • TSI Write Placer Essay 4+ and TSI Multiple Choice Writing Score 363+
  • TSI Write Placer Essay 5+ and TSI Multiple Choice Writing Score <350 and ABE Diagnostic 4
  • A grade of C or better in IRW 0320
  • A grade of C or better in ENGL 0360 (taken prior to fall 2014) or equivalent
  • Students having a test score from an alternative testing instrument (i.e., SAT, ACT…) should see an advisor.
  • Classified as college ready in writing according to a college prep course completed at a high school district partnered with COM.
  • This college prep course is valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of high school graduation.

Designated Courses Demonstrating College Readiness

The following are the freshman-level credit courses offered at COM that are designated college-level courses for the purposes of demonstrating college readiness in each respective area. Students must not register for these courses until the student has completed the developmental courses that are the prerequisites for the college course. The college level courses for each area are listed below:

Writing         

Reading (Reading intensive courses at COM)

Math