Catalog Policies

TextStream is currently a non-accredited school. Successful completion of courses are not transferable to other post secondary academic institutions. Courses consist of lecture hours on site and/or online and laboratory hours to be completed on site and/or at home.

Entrance Requirements:

Students must have at least a high school diploma to enter the Realtime Reporting program at TextStream Institute, Inc. Please include a copy of your diploma, school transcript, or GED certificate with your application. Keyboarding and English pretests may also be given to determine placement. If a student receives a score of less than 75% on the English pretest, the English 101 course offered at TextStream or a comparable college class offered elsewhere, must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in English 201. If a student receives a score of less than 45 wpm on the keyboarding pretest, that student must complete a keyboarding course or program outside of TextStream Institute, Inc., and provide adequate documentation of completion of such course.


Students who are dismissed for academic unsatisfactory progress or unsatisfactory conduct will not be permitted to re-enter the program.

Attendance/Tardiness Policy:

It is the student’s responsibility to attend all classes for each course in which the student has been enrolled, unless excused by the Director. Should an extended leave be necessary for the student due to a family crisis or family health problem, a student may retake a class or test back into a speed level class. There will be a $20.00 fee to test back in to a speed level class and/or a pro-rated fee to re-take a course to be determined by the director.

Should a student’s unexcused absences and tardiness exceed 30% of the hours associated with any course, it will be considered a voluntary withdrawal from the program and any monies owed will be forfeited. In order to reenter the program after such a withdrawal, the student must re-register and will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $150.00 in addition to the full tuition due for the course(s) the student enrolls to retake. Upon voluntarily withdrawing a second time, re-admittance into TextStream will be prohibited indefinitely.

Due to the accelerated nature of the courses and the timed dictation practices and tests given during class periods, once the classroom door closes, tardiness is not acceptable. Should you be late, you must wait until a class break before entering the classroom.

Credit by Exam:

If a student feels they are proficient in an academic course, they may elect to take a course examination for credit. The student is responsible for filling out a “Credit by Exam” application and making arrangements to take the examination. The cost of the examination is based on the number of lecture hours in the course. (See Tuition & Fees). Students are allowed only one credit by exam attempt per course. If the student passes the exam with a grade of 75% or better, credit will be posted to the student’s transcript with no grade.

Transfer Credit from other U.S. Colleges and Universities:

Students will be granted transfer credit for courses which are equivalent to courses offered at TextStream Institute of Court Reporting, Inc., wherein the student has earned a grade of C or better. No grade will be given with credit transfers. This transfer credit will not be granted until the student has completed at least two or more credit hours at TextStream Institute of Court Reporting, Inc.

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