Having a solid foundation in reading and writing is essential to success in college-level coursework. Many students who enroll in college need scaffolding to succeed at this level. ACC is committed to eliminating barriers in the educational process by offering Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) courses that provide students with the opportunity to gain the skills necessary for success in college-level coursework and completion of their Texas Success Initiative (TSI) reading and writing requirements.
ACC offers corequisite courses that combine a college-level course with an INRW course. We also offer INRW 0420 and INRW 0430 to prepare you to move from intermediate to college-level reading and writing and to meet your TSI requirements in one semester.
Read about course information including options, syllabi, schedules and more.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a corequisite?
A corequisite is when a student is required to enroll in a course at the same time the student is taking another course.
What is the difference between a corequisite and a prerequisite course?
While corequisites courses are taken concurrently; prerequisites must be successfully completed before another course is taken.
Are corequisites required?
It depends. Corequisites are required for students who do not pass their Texas Success Initiative Exam and their scores place them at the corequisite level. Link to the course placement chart for more info.
Do I have to pass my corequisite courses?
Students must pass a corequisite course to continue to enroll in college credit courses that have reading and writing as prerequisites.
What courses are available as a corequisite?
At ACC, students who are unsuccessful on the TSI and whose scores falls within the range assigned to corequisites are required to take INRW 0340 or INRW 0230 AND English 1301, Humanities 1301, Speech 1311, or Sociology 1301. For details, link to the course placement chart.
If you have additional questions about INRW courses, please contact:
Dr. Ursula Parker
Faculty Director of Integrated Reading and Writing
Composition and Literary Studies Department
Highland Campus (HLC)