Refresher Course

Readiness Center

If you need to register for a Refresher Course, Northwest Vista College is providing On-Campus Refresher Course Registration services. Please visit our Readiness Center located in Desert Willow Advising Center, RM. 202.

Spring 2022 Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00am-4:30pm; Thursday 9:00am-6:30pm; Friday 1:00pm-4:30pm.
Every First Saturday of the month:

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Books with Graduate CapWhat is a Refresher Course?

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) is used to determine if students are college ready to enroll in college-level courses in English and Mathematics. Students who do not place at college level in Math and/or English & Reading will proceed to take a 4-day Refresher Course, for which there is no cost to the students.


The purpose of the Math Refresher Course(s) is to offer students another opportunity to test into a higher level English or Mathematics class than their placement from the score on the TSIA exam.

About the Course

The Math Refresher Course(s) need to be taken only once.

  • The Math Refresher course is 16 hours
  • The Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) Refresher course is 8 hours (No INRW available at the moment. Students will be placed in an English course based on their TSI Scores or an English Assessment.)
  • These courses are offered before the start of each semester and run at various times

More Information

For more information, please email The Readiness Center at

  • To be enrolled in The Refresher Course(s), students must visit the Readiness Center in the Dessert Willow Advising Center, Room 202
  • The process takes about 45 minutes
  • After completing the Refresher(s), students must participate in the college’s New Student Orientation and register for classes