Resources & Information
Galveston College offers many resources to enrolled students. The Developmental Education Program also offers resources that are specific to the program, such as labs dedicated to Developmental Education students.
How do I know if I need to take Developmental Education Courses?
Developmental Education Course Placement for either an INRW (Integrated Reading/Writing) or MATH course is based on Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment scores. The TSI was passed by the Texas State Legislature in 2003 to improve the success of students attending public colleges and universities in Texas. The TSI requires the assessment of academic skills of each entering undergraduate student to determine the student's readiness to enroll in freshman-level (college level) academic coursework.
Students who were registered on or before August 26, 2013 were able to complete TSI standards through an alternative test such as COMPASS®, THEA®, or ACCUPLACER®. Any student who registered on or before August 26, 2013 and wishes to retest must take the new TSI Assessment.
|Examinations and Scores Accepted for Satisfying TSI Requirements at Galveston College|
|THEA®||RDG 230||MATH 230||WRT 220|
|ASSET®||RDG 41||Elem Alg 38||WRT 5 or 5 (Essay) and 40|
|ACCUPLACER®||RDG 78||Elem Alg 63||WRT 6 or 5 (Essay) and 80|
|COMPASS®||RDG 81||ALG 46||WRT 6 or 6 (Essay) and 59|
|TSI Assessment**||RDG 351||MATH 350||WRT 5 or 4 (Essay) and 363|
**Students who were enrolled for the first time after August 26, 2013 must take the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment, unless exempt. The TSI Assessment is a state-wide administered test that assesses the academic skills of students.
Students who do not meet TSI requirements:
For more information, contact
Elvia Segura, M.S.
Developmental Education Advisor
4015 Avenue Q, M-157
Galveston, TX 77550
What are NCBO courses?
Non-Course Based Competency Option (NCBO) developmental education includes interventions that, compared to traditional lecture-only classes, more effectively and efficiently prepare eligible students for college-level work. These interventions are overseen by an instructor of record.
NCBO Mathematics courses allow students to move through a series of content modules using a mastery learning approach. Students are required to meet with the Developmental Education Advisor before enrolling in an NCBO course. NCBO INRW courses are also individualized for each student's specific needs. Qualified students are able to take the Developmental Literacy (INRW) courses and the Developmental Mathematics courses to achieve college readiness.
What is the student success center?
The Student Success Center, located on the Galveston College Campus in room N-119 (in the atrium near the entrance), is supervised by Chandra Matthews. Tutoring services are provided by a knowledgeable tutoring staff, comprised of Galveston College students and members of the Galveston community. The tutors are available to help all Galveston College learners with general study and test-taking skills and subject-specific tutoring. Best of all, tutoring is a FREE service of the college!
For more information about the Student Success Center, including the hours, check out the website HERE.
More questions about the student success center? Contact:
Chandra Matthews, M.A.
Coordinator, Student Success Center
4015 Avenue Q, N-119
Galveston, TX 77550
How do I find out about getting special accommodations in my classes?
The Galveston College Office of Special Services strives to coordinate services that will enable students with special needs to act as independently as possible in a supportive atmosphere that promotes educational success. A variety of programs, services, and related activities are designed to provide educational support to students who self-identify as having a disability.
The Office of Special Services is located in the Counseling Center located on the first floor of Moody Hall.
For more information, please contact:
Student Success Advisor
4015 Avenue Q, M-154
Galveston, TX 77550