70-300 12-17-11, 06-21-12 COLLEGE READINESS TESTS AND COURSES (POLICY) With the exception of entering students who can document foundational studies cutscores. Oglala Lakota College entering students shall take Accuplacer test (Reading, Comprehension, Sentence Structure and Mathematics) to determine their academic skills for college level placement. The cut scores are set: Reading Comprehension – 65, Sentence Structure – 80 and Algebra – 44. Students who can provide official documentation, demonstrating a 10.1 equivalency or above in reading comprehension, sentence structure, and mathematics, utilizing other nationally recognized tests shall be exempt from the Accuplacer exam. Nationally recognized tests that qualify for this exemption are as follows: * ACT reading and math cut score of 21 * GED Reading, Writing and Math cut score of 450 each and Taken within the last five years * SAT reading and math cut score of 870 * Compass Scores: Reading 81, English 70, Math 48 Entering students whose scores do not meet the listed cut scores for college level placement will register in the appropriate Foundational Studies courses for coursework that will prepare them for college level courses. Students who scores require Foundational Studies placement in reading comprehension and sentence structure may concurrently enroll ONLY in the following college-level courses for two semesters * Lak 103 * Lak 233 * LArt 103 * LArt 113 * Art 103 * Art 133 * Art 143 Students’ placement and Foundational Studies courses may enroll in no more than 12 total credit hours, including the Foundational Studies courses All new students who are placed into RW 083/RW 093 must achieve a 10.1 reading grade level (65 on the Accuplacer reading comprehension test) within two semesters. New students who do not achieve the 10.1 reading grade level the first semester will only be able to register for the Basic English and Basic Math classes the second semester. New students will not be charged tuition or fees for the foundational studies courses repeated the second semester. New students who do not achieve the 10.1 reading grade level after the second semester will not be allowed to register the following semester for classes. Any student unable to achieve the 10.1 reading grade level in the time allotted must work with district center counselors and tutors to achieve the 10.1 reading grade level. Foundational Studies courses do not count toward total credit hour requirements for graduation.
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