Integrated Reading & Writing

Austin Community College

Pathway to success in college-level coursework and the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)  requirements.

Integrated Reading & Writing

Reading & Writing Proficiency Is
Essential to College Success. 

ACC is committed to eliminating barriers in the educational process by offering Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) courses that allow students to gain the skills to succeed in college-level coursework and complete the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) reading & writing requirements.

Course Information

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INRW offers different placement levels to meet students where they are in preparation to be successful in their college-level courses.  We offer corequisite courses that allow students to take an INRW course paired with a college-level course. We also have available INRW 0420 linked with INRW 0430 to prepare students to move from intermediate to college-level reading and writing and to meet the TSI requirements in one semester. For students who need extra time, we have entry-level 0420 stand alone courses.


Enrollment for INRW Corequisite Courses 

Register for INRW corequisite classes by following the link below. Before filling out the form, ensure you understand which INRW corequisite courses you need to enroll in based on your academic plan.

See our FAQs and email any additional questions to [email protected].

Corequisite Program Information

Integrated Reading & Writing (INRW)

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The purpose of INRW's corequisite program is to prepare students to succeed in college-level courses. Corequisite courses offer an alternative to the traditional approach of placing students in stand alone exit-level Integrated Reading and Writing courses.

Corequisite courses are a pair of classes taken simultaneously. Students enroll in a college-level course while concurrently taking an INRW course designed to provide additional support and reinforcement of key concepts. 

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact our leadership for more information.

Dr. Ursula Parker

Dr. Ursula Parker

Faculty Director of Integrated Reading & Writing

Highland Campus (HLC)
[email protected]

Integrated Reading & Writing  and Corequisite Team

Linda San Agustin

Linda San Agustin

Corequisite Administrative Assistant III

Highland Campus (HLC)
[email protected]

Marie Perez

Marie Perez

Administrative Assistant III

Highland Campus (HLC)
[email protected]



Administrative Assistant

Adjunct Administrative Assistant
Highland Campus (HLC)

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. 

When I pass my coreq courses, what is the next step?

First, see your advisor. However, passing a coreq course pair indicates that you are TSI complete and are now ready to take college-level courses on your degree plan. 

Are corequisites required?

It depends. Corequisites are required for students who do not pass their Texas Success Initiative Exam (TSI) 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.

If I pass my stand-alone INRW 0420, am I TSI complete?

No. A stand-alone INRW course is an entry-level course leading to taking a corequisite pair. When you are successful in the corequisite pair, then you are TSI complete.  

What courses are available as a corequisite?

At ACC, students who do not meet TSI requirements and whose scores fall within the range assigned to corequisites are required to take INRW 0340 or INRW 0230 AND a college-level course. Courses include but are not limited to English 1301, Humanities 1301, Speech 1311, and Sociology 1301. For details, link to the course Placement Chart.

How do I register for corequisite courses?

For links and information about registering for INRW Corequisite classes, visit Corequisite Registration.

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