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COLLEGE LEVEL ACADEMIC SKILLS (CLAS)

   

State College of Florida

College-Level Academic Skills (CLAS) Graduate Exit Exam

Requirements

9/2009 

 
As of July 1, 2009 new Florida statute (Senate Bill 1676) has repealed the use of the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) as a degree requirement for those seeking an Associate in Arts (AA) degree or a Baccalaureate degree from Florida's public colleges and universities. All CLAST scores earned prior to July 1, 2009 are still valid.
 
State College of Florida (SCF) students who need to meet new CLAS graduate exit exam requirements have three options. Students may:
 
1) Present acceptable test scores from the ACT, SAT or Accuplacer College Placement Test (CPT). See approved cut scores in chart below. 
 
SAT Math
 
500 or above
 
SAT Critical Reading
 
500 or above
 
Enhanced ACT Math
 
21 or above (21)
 
Enhanced ACT Reading
 
22 or above (20)
 
Enhanced ACT English
 
21 or above (20)
 
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra
91 or above
Concordant scores
SAT 500 = 88-91 ACT 21 = 91-94
 
ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
93 or above
Concordant scores
SAT 500 = 93 ACT 22 = 92-93
 
ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
105 or above
Concordant scores
SAT 500 = 105-106  ACT 21 = 104-105


2) Demonstrate successful remediation of any academic deficiencies and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) in postsecondary-level coursework identified by the State Board of Education. The areas are reading, English and mathematics. The following criteria can be used to demonstrate successful remediation:
 
Course options for meeting the CLAS Communication Skills requirement (reading & English)
A student must earn a 2.5 GPA in a combination of at least one (1) course with the ENC prefix and any other course that is designated as a "Gordon Rule" writing course (excluding courses with the SPC prefix).
 
Course options for meeting the CLAS Computation Skills requirement (math)
A student must earn a 2.5 GPA in any combination of two (2) courses from the list below:
                    Any Gordan Rule math course such as:
Any MAC course w/ last 3 digits of 102 or higher
MGF X106 - Liberal Arts Mathematics I
MGF X107 - Liberal Arts Mathematics II
Any MGF course w/ last 3 digits of 202 or higher
Any Gordon Rule statistics course
Any math course that has College Algebra (MAC 1105) as a prerequisite


Application of credits earned via Credit-By-Examination
Credit granted in accordance with the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC) Credit-By-Examination Equivalency List (including AP, IB, AICE, CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior) may be substituted for the courses used to meet CLAS skills requirements.
 
If a student earns credit in two (2) college courses within the same subject area via ACC-approved credit-by examination, the CLAS requirements in that subject area will be considered "met."
 
If a student earns credit for one (1) college course via approved ACC credit -by-examination, no grade will be assigned for that course. The 2.5 GPA calculations will be calculated only on the grade earned in the 2nd course. (i.e. the grade in the second course must equate to a 2.5 or higher).
 
Student should consult with the SCF institutional test administrator to see if they might have demonstrated successful remediation.
 
3) Meet requirement through an approved Wavier: colleges may, by committee recommendation, waive requirements for students with documented, specific learning disabilities, or extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis, with committee recommendation and the president's approval. Official documentation is required.

 

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