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All applicants entering college for the first time who intend to begin degree or college credit certificate programs are tested for reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency, unless they have earned a college ready diploma from a Florida public high school or already have submitted college placement scores. Students are placed in college developmental writing, reading and/or mathematics if test scores indicate a need for such instruction. A student's enrollment in certain credit courses may be restricted because of academic deficiencies.
Each of the three skill areas -- reading, writing and mathematics -- are independent of each other. Students may place at the college level in one area and at the developmental level in the other area(s). Students are required to enroll in developmental courses at the beginning of their enrollment at Seminole State and continue to enroll in them each term until they have completed their required courses. If students are enrolled in the appropriate developmental course(s), they may also enroll in the college-level courses for which they meet the prerequisite(s).
Developmental courses in reading, writing and mathematics include:
NOTE: Students scoring into two or more college preparatory discipline areas are required to complete College Success (SLS 1101).
State of Florida Rules
12-hour rule: Florida Statute requires students to enroll in college developmental instruction by the time they have registered for the 12th hour of college-credit coursework. Students must continuously enroll in college developmental courses until they reach satisfactory completion of the prescribed remedial coursework. This rule does not provide Seminole State the authority to make exceptions to this requirement.
Repeating courses: Florida Statute limits students to three attempts to pass each developmental course, including original grades, repeat grades and withdrawals. Upon the third attempt, the student is assessed the full cost of instruction, is not permitted to withdraw and receives a grade for the course. The student may petition to waive the full cost of instruction due to extenuating circumstances or financial hardship by completing the ”Request for Exemption from Full Cost of Instruction” (non- refundable) form available from the Records and Registration Office. Enrollment in a class beyond the 100-percent refund period, regardless of whether a student finishes the term, is considered an attempt.
Alternative instruction: In accordance with Florida law, students may use alternatives to traditional college developmental instruction. For information about these options, contact the professional staff in the Academic Success Center or meet with a Seminole State academic advisor.
All developmental courses -- reading, writing and mathematics -- use the same withdrawal practices. Students may withdraw during the College’s withdrawal period and take the same developmental course again without retesting.
College Developmental Flow Chart: Reading/Writing and Math Sequences
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