Admissions (Procedure 3.0100)

 
Based on Board Policy number and Florida Statute:Effective Date:
F.S. 1001.64;1007.263;1009.26;1007.264; 6A-10.040 FAC College Policy; 3.020 1/04; Rev.10/09

Purpose

The Purpose of the Admissions Procedure is to designate a procedure for Admission to the College.

Procedure: General Admissions

  1. Applicants (First Time in College) who seek to enroll in associate degree and certificate programs must have official high school transcripts, GED diplomas, including test score results, and other postsecondary transcripts sent directly to the Office of Enrollment Services prior to the first day of classes.

  2. Applicants (Transfer Students) who have completed postsecondary credits from other colleges, universities, and postsecondary institutions are required to submit official transcripts directly to the Office of Enrollment Services prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which they seek to enroll.

  3. For admission into an upper division program, one of the following criteria must be met: (1) students must have completed an Associate of Science Degree in a designated field, if specified; (2) students must have completed an Associate of Arts Degree with Florida Common Program Prerequisites for the major; (3) A GPA of 2.5 or greater in the Associate degree, if specified (4) students must have completed a bachelor's degree with Florida Common Program Prerequisites for the major; or (5) students without an associate of or baccalaureate degree will be advised, on a case-by-case basis, on the pathways and requirements necessary for admission into the upper division program of choice.

  4. Applicants who do not provide official high school and postsecondary transcripts, as requested, will have a restriction placed on the College transcript (does not allow records to be released) and will not be permitted to enroll in subsequent semesters until the transcripts are received.

  5. Applicants whose high school or postsecondary transcripts are unavailable due to documented extraordinary circumstances (i.e., records destroyed, home country in turmoil, etc.) may request an exception to the transcript requirement.

  6. All First Time in College Students (FTIC) must have current (less than two years old) ACT, SAT, or CPT scores to register for college credit courses. All FTIC degree-seeking students, and all students who register for their twelfth college credit hour must meet the entry testing requirements. All FTIC students without current scores are required to take the College Placement Test (CPT). Students presenting a College Ready Diploma (CRD) issued to Florida public high school graduates beginning in 1998 may be waived from placement testing, provided they enroll in the appropriate general education coursework within two years of graduation from high school. The student's test scores will determine initial placement in some courses.

  7. Students may not attend class unless they have met admission requirements and have paid all tuition and fees.

  8. The student is responsible for understanding the requirements for the degree, diploma, or certificate that they seek and for the admission policies and procedures published in the College Catalog.

  9. Furnishing false or fraudulent statements in connection with an application for admission or residency affidavit may result in disciplinary action, denial of admission, loss of financial aid and invalidation of credits or degrees earned.

  10. The College reserves the right to deny or rescind admission to any student whose record of behavior indicates that he or she would disrupt the orderly processes of the College's programs or would interfere with the rights and privileges of other students.

General Admission Requirements for College Credit Programs

  1. First-Time-in-College Degree-Seeking Students

    1. Standard High School Diploma

      • Florida high school graduates must have earned a standard high school diploma.

      • Non-Florida high school graduates must meet requirements specified in Florida Statutes.

      • An official high school transcript with high school graduation date is required for admission and prior to the first day of classes.

    2. General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

      • Students are eligible for admission who have the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) an official transcript of the GED results is required for admission.

    3. Florida Certificate of Completion

      • Students who have met the 2.0 GPA and ALL course requirements for a standard high school diploma, but did not pass the FCAT will be issued a new type of Certificate of Completion (W8A). This credential will allow the student to take the CPT and be placed into either college credit or remedial courses.

      • The Withdrawal Reason "W8A" will appear on the high school transcript. In addition, the certificate will bear the designation "College Placement Test Eligible." This designation will differentiate between the "old" Certificate of Completion and the "new" Certificate of Completion.

      • Students with the W8A who need remediation should be classified as "degree seeking" students. These students must meet the college preparatory requirements outlined in section 1008.30(4)(a), Florida Statutes (the same requirements apply to students with a standard high school diploma).

      • Students with the W8A may be eligible to receive Federal Student Aid through meeting the "ability to benefit" (ATB) requirement. If the ability to benefit is not demonstrated through the appropriate demonstration of skills on an approved ATB test (financial aid will have the approved list), then students will NOT be eligible to receive federal aid until they either earn a high school diploma or meet the ATB testing.

      • Students who do not meet the federal ATB requirement may be advised by the College to enroll in an adult education program or to pursue other available options for earning a high school diploma.

      • Students will not be admitted to "limited access" programs, programs requiring a high school diploma, or programs that may include licensure requirements that include a high school diploma. Students should not be admitted to those particular programs until they have earned the standard high school diploma or its equivalent.

    4. Home Education Graduate

      • Students who have graduated from a home education program are eligible for admission as high school graduates. Students must provide affidavits signed by a parent or legal guardian attesting that they have completed a home education program pursuant to the requirements in 232.0201 F.S. and provide their high school transcripts.

  2. Transfer Students

    1. Students shall be admitted as transfer students if they have previously attended a college or university. Students who have earned less than six (6) semester hours of transferable college credit must also submit an official high school transcript. Transfer students must request that official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities be sent directly to the Director, Enrollment Services and Registrar. Official transcripts are to have been generated within the past six months. All credits attempted and earned at the baccalaureate level from regionally accredited colleges and universities are accepted (credit from non- regionally accredited institutions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis) to fulfill the College degree requirements provided a grade of "D" or better was earned. An accepted transfer course satisfies general education requirements for the associate degrees only if the course is essentially the same as a corresponding course satisfying those requirements.

    2. Testing Requirements for Transfer Students

      • Transfer students are exempt from CPT testing for placement purposes if they transfer in successfully completed college prep courses in Reading, Writing and Math or college level courses in English and Math. Students will be exempted from entry testing when their official test scores arrive and are entered into the student database.

    3. Admissions of transfer students on academic probation, suspension, or dismissal

      • Students are allowed to apply for admission to the College if they are on academic probation, academic suspension, or academic dismissal from another college. Once their transcript is received and evaluated their academic status can change. After transcripts are evaluated the student is alerted to their Standards of Academic Progress as indicated on their current transcript.
  3. Non-High School Graduates

    • Students who are not high school graduates, but have successfully completed a minimum of six (6) semester credits of college level courses at another institution and have passed an acceptable placement test indicating college readiness (e.g. ACT, SAT or CPT) are eligible for admission to the associate degree programs.

  4. International Student Admissions

    1. International students seeking college credit admission on the F-1 visa or seeking post-secondary adult vocational admission on the M-1 visa must meet the following requirements:

      • Students are required to take the CPT and do a writing sample for placement purposes. They may also be required to take the LOEP exam for placement into English for Academic Purposes.

      • Admission materials must be sent to the College one month prior to the term or session for which the applicant seeks admission.

      • Students must complete the Application for Admission Form and International Student Form.

    2. Foreign Education Transcripts:

      • If student attended only High School: transcripts must be officially translated to English AND then evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The NACES members most commonly used by the College students are World Education Services or Joseph Silny and Associates.

      • If students have attended High School and any university (completed or uncompleted): both transcripts must be translated to English AND then evaluated by World Education Services or Joseph Silny and Associates.

      • All foreign education evaluations must be presented to the Records Office. Only original documents will be accepted. Facsimiles and photocopies will not be accepted.

      • Formal or informal color photograph of the student is required.

      • Financial support documents are to include the following:

      • Signed bank letter from student or sponsor, as applicable stating when account was opened, type of account, and current balance.

      • Signed and notarized Affidavit of Support must state relationship to the student and responsibility to pay all study and personal expenses of student; also whether student will live in sponsor's home.

      • If bank funds are not enough to cover costs of study and living, then: signed letter from employer of student or sponsor, as applicable, stating job title, salary, length of time employed. Note: It is possible to have more than one sponsor. The sponsor(s) need not be residing in the United States, nor do they need to be family relatives.

      • Only documents in English will be accepted. Translations must be done by an official body (a notary public does NOT automatically qualify as a translator). Only original documents will be accepted. Facsimiles and photocopies will not be accepted.

      • For Transfer Students ONLY, the following are needed: completed International Student Transfer Form and photocopy of previous I-20 (2 sides), I-94, and passport.

      • According to USCIS, an International Student must study full time. Full time college credit studies is considered to be a minimum of 12 credits EACH semester and two consecutive semesters.

  5. General Admission Requirements for Applied Technologies/Vocational Credit Programs:

    • Students who are enrolled in an Applied Technologies (also known as Post-Secondary Adult Vocational) program of 450 clock hours or more shall meet basic skills examination requirements as set forth in 6A-10.040 FAC.

    • To insure that students have a reasonable opportunity for success in the vocational credit certificate programs, the achievement of basic educational levels as generally represented by a high school diploma, have been established for entrance into most programs.

  6. Applied Technologies Programs that do not require a Standard High School Diploma or the Equivalent:

    • All Apprenticeship Programs, Automotive Service Technology, Child Care Development Specialist, Computer Service and Repair (A+ Certification), H.H.A. (Home Health Aid), C.N.A. (Nursing Assistant), Patient Care Assistant. A TABE test is required for all vocational of 450 contact hours or more.

  7. General Admission Requirements for the Bachelor Degree Programs

    • For admission into the BAS in Interior Design, students must have either an earned Associate of Science Degree in Interior Design or an Associate of Arts Degree with Florida's common program pre-requisites for Interior Design. Other students will be advised and admitted on a case by case basis.

  8. Readmission/Reactivation of Former Students

    • Students who have not been in attendance at the College for one year or more should complete a College application form to ensure that the College has accurate directory and degree information on file for the student; residency for tuition purposes documentation must be re-established.

  9. Limited-Access Programs Placement Eligibility

    1. All candidates for admission to the College are accepted for enrollment as described in this procedure. However, some programs are identified by the College as Limited-Access Programs. Limited-Access Programs are those specialized programs in which specific enrollment eligibility limitation requirements are imposed because of the following:

      • Physical facility limitations; or

      • State licensure rules and regulations established and implemented by outside agencies, boards, and entities; or

      • Related criteria established and implemented pursuant to laws, rules, and regulations over which the College has no discretionary authority.

    2. Limited-Access Program students shall be selected for admission to these programs based upon:

      1. Equal Access/Equal Opportunity standards;

        • Past student performance; and

        • Academic performance and continuing academic potential.

        • Students seeking placement in such programs receive specific eligibility requirements for admission from the department/division coordinator. Final selection decision for placement in each Limited-Access Program is determined by the department/division committee. The department/division chairperson provides notification of placement to each Limited-Access Program candidate.

        • Admission decisions related to Limited-Access Programs cannot be appealed except for specific cause.

        • Students who are not selected for admission to a specific Limited-Access Program are encouraged to continue their studies in other programs and courses at the College. Counseling services are provided to unsuccessful candidates to assist with the selection of alternative educational programs, courses, goals, and objectives.

    3. The following apprenticeship, automotive, public safety, nursing and health programs are Limited Access.

      • Apprenticeship Programs:

        • Florida Automatic Sprinkler Training (FAST) Apprenticeship Program

        • Florida Electrical Apprenticeship Training (FEAT) Program

        • Plumbing Industry Professional Education (PIPE) Apprenticeship Program

        Requirements for the FAST, FEAT and PIPE Apprenticeship Programs are the same.

        Candidates must:

        1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

        2. Be at least 18 years of age;

        3. Be physically capable of performing the work of the respective trade;

        4. Able to read and write English;

        5. Be employed by a sponsoring company.

      • Automotive Programs:

        • Service Education Program (ASEP)

        • Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET)

        Requirements for the ASEP and ASSET Programs are the same.

        Candidates must:

        1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

        2. Complete the College Placement Test (CPT);

        3. Be 18 years of age prior to first work assignment;

        4. Provide official transcripts indicating the successful completion of high school or GED;

        5. Possess a valid Florida Driver's License and provide a 36-month history of driving record;

        6. Return completed and signed ASEP Application form to the ASEP coordinator;

        7. Schedule an interview with the program coordinator; and be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.

      • Technician's Automotive Career Training Program (TACT)

        Candidates must:

        1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

        2. Complete the College Placement Test (CPT);

        3. Be 18 years of age or older by the time of first work assignment;

        4. Provide official transcripts indicating the successful completion of high school or GED;

        5. Possess a valid Florida Driver's License. Candidates history may be monitored by the participating industry sponsor;

        6. Return completed and signed TACT Application form to the TACT coordinator;

        7. Schedule an interview with program coordinator;

        8. Be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.

      • Public Safety Programs:

        • Correctional Officer: Criminal Justice Academy

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Be at least 19 years of age;

          3. Be a United States citizen;

          4. Provide official transcript indicating successful completion of high school or GED;

          5. Valid Florida driver's license;

          6. Have no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statements, or moral turpitude;

          7. Students must make an appointment with Testing and Assessment for the CJBAT battery, and pay a fee; and

          8. Complete Criminal Justice Institute Application Process

        • Law Enforcement: Basic Recruit Criminal Justice Academy

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Provide official transcripts indicating successful completion of high school or GED;

          3. Be at least 19 years of age;

          4. Be a United States citizen;

          5. Possess a valid driver's license;

          6. Have no felony or misdemeanor or convictions involving perjury, false statements, or moral turpitude;

          7. Students must make an appointment with Testing and Assessment for the CJBAT battery, and pay a fee; and,

          8. Complete the Criminal Justice Institute Application Process

        • Crossover Corrections to Law Enforcement: Criminal Justice Academy

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Provide official transcripts indicating successful completion of high school or GED and transcript indicating completion of Corrections Academy;

          3. Be at least 19 years of age;

          4. Be a United States citizen;

          5. Possess a valid driver's license;

          6. Have no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statements, or moral turpitude;

          7. Students must make an appointment with Testing and Assessment for the CJBAT battery, and pay a fee; and,

          8. Complete the Criminal Justice Institute Application Process

        • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) Certificate Program

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Submit EMS application to the Fire Science/EMS office;

          3. Submit proof of age (18 years of age minimum);

          4. Provide official transcripts indicating the successful completion of high school or GED; and,

          5. Complete the College Placement Test (CPT)

        • Firefighting - Minimum Standards

          Priority is given to applicants who have completed the EMT paramedic courses.

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Submit Fire Fighting Program application to secretary in Fire Science Department;

          3. Attend mandatory Fire Fighting Orientation session held by Fire Science Department;

          4. Complete the College Placement Test (CPT)

          5. Provide official transcripts indicating successful completion of high school or GED;

          6. Be at least 18 years of age;

          7. Meet the vision requirements: 20/20 or correctable to 20/20; and,

          8. Complete the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Medical Examination Form.

        • Paramedic Certificate

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Provide official transcript indicating successful completion of high school or GED;

          3. Complete the College Placement Test (CPT);

          4. Submit the Emergency Medical Services application to the Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services Office; and,

          5. Have earned a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

          Applicants who are currently employed by a fire department in Seminole County will be allowed first opportunity to enroll in the paramedic program. All other applicants will fill the remaining positions in the class based on their application date and college eligibility.

          The Paramedic Certificate and degree have co-requisite requirements. Failure to successfully complete any one of the co-requisite courses will result in the student being withdrawn from all co-requisite courses (EMS). Upon return or acceptance into the EMS Program the student must re-register into all co-requisite courses. If a student receives a failing grade for any EMS course they will subsequently receive a withdrawal for the co-requisite requirements. A minimum grade of "C" (80%) must be achieved in all EMS courses to meet program and graduation requirements.

      • Nursing and Health Programs

        • Generic Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and RN Career Transition

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Complete the College Placement Test (CPT);

          3. Attend a mandatory information session to obtain an Application Packet;

          4. Submit a complete Application Packet. See the College's Nursing website for details.

          5. The checklist to include the following:

            • Nursing application: This form must be submitted and is valid for the current academic year. For those students not admitted, a new nursing application must be submitted the following year. These forms are part of the Application Packet and can only be obtained at an information session.

            • Copy of grade report from the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). See the Assessment and Testing Office website for test schedule. See the College's Nursing website for required scores.

            • A current College transcript must be included. A GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale for general education and support courses is required. All students must be eligible for MAC1105 - College Algebra, through coursework or test scores at the time of application submission. See the College's Nursing website for a list of pre-requisites.

            • Transcripts from other colleges must be submitted to the College Records Office by the date listed on the College's Nursing website.

            • Proof of registration if currently enrolled in General Education courses, at the College or other college.

            • RN Career Transition applicants must submit documentation of work experience. See the College's Nursing website for details.

            • If there are more applicants meeting the criteria than available seats, the College's Nursing Admissions Committee will use a selection process. More information about the selection process is available on the College's Nursing website.

        • Nursing-Concurrent AS-BSN Option with the University of Central Florida

          This program is a partnership between the College and the University of Central Florida to integrate current enrollment in both associate and baccalaureate nursing programs simultaneously. Students must:

          1. Be admitted into the College's Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

          2. Be admitted to UCF and the UCF Nursing Concurrent Program.

          3. Meet all the College and UCF nursing pre-requisites.

          4. Have a minimum overall GPA as stated on the College's Nursing website.

        • Practical Nursing Program

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Provide official transcripts indicating successful completion of high school or GED;

          3. Completion of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

          4. Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) See the Assessment and Testing Office website for test schedule. See the College's Nursing website for score requirements.

          5. Attend mandatory Nursing Information session

          6. Complete a Nursing application- Practical Nursing;

          7. Attach a student copy of your College transcript and use a highlighter pen to mark the following required courses from the College or transferred from another college (Courses with grades below "C" are not acceptable.):

            • HSC 1531 Medical Terminology

            • HSC 1000 Introduction to Health

          8. Recommended to take if time permits:

            • HIM 1450 Anatomy and Physiology

          9. Proof of registration if currently enrolled in General Education courses, at the College or other college. Highlight the General Education course(s).

          If there are more applicants meeting the criteria than available seats, the College's Nursing Admissions Committee will use a selection process. More information about the selection process is available on the College's Nursing website.

        • Physical Therapist Assistant

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Complete the College Placement Test (CPT);

          3. Complete a minimum of 20 hours of observation, volunteer service, or work experience in two or more Physical Therapy Departments;

          4. Submit the completed PTA application packet
            (available for download at http://www.scc-fl.com/pta/app-process.htm)

          5. Complete the following prerequisites:

            • English I

            • Anatomy and Physiology I: Note: At the College, General Biology (BSC 1010C) is a pre-requisite for this course.

            • College Algebra

            • Psychology or Humanities

          Pre-requisite courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. (At the College, General Biology is a prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology I. The General Biology course does not have the eight-year restriction on it since it is not a program prerequisite. At the College, Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033) is a prerequisite to College Algebra (MAC 1105). The remaining general education courses will be taken throughout the PTA curriculum.

          Transfer Note: The pre-requisite courses may be taken at any accredited college or university; official transcripts must be sent to the College, Office of Student Records, to become part of a candidate's official record. It is the pre-PTA student's responsibility to request from other colleges and universities, that official transcripts are sent to the College as soon as possible , but no later than the first day of classes. By providing the transcripts early they can be evaluated and recorded on the student's transcript.

        • Respiratory Care

          Candidates must:

          1. Apply and be accepted to the College;

          2. Complete the College Placement Test (CPT);

          3. Provide official transcript indicating successful completion of high school or GED;

          4. Complete the following pre-requisite courses:

            • BSC 2093C, Anatomy and Physiology I (Must earn a grade of "C" or better.) Note: At the College, General Biology (BSC 1010C) is a pre-requisite for this course. General Biology can be used to satisfy the 4-credit support course elective requirement.

            • ENC 1101, English I Note: At the College, English I is a corequisite for BSC 1010C. A grade of a "C" or better is required for graduation.

            • Possess Intermediate Algebra skill level Satisfied by completion of Intermediate Algebra, MAT 1033, or test scores which place student into College Algebra.

            • Possess a 2.0 or higher GPA; and,

            • Submit completed Respiratory Care Application. (Obtain applications by attending a Respiratory Care Information Session. Dates for upcoming sessions are available on-line: http://www.scc-fl.com/respiratory/ or by calling the Career Program Advisor for Health Programs at 407.404.6004.

  10. Miscellaneous

    • Audit Students

      Audit students must meet the College admission requirements and may enroll in college classes on a non-credit basis. Attendance requirements are established by the instructor. Audit students must declare audit status prior to the end of the drop and add period. Audit students are assessed college credit fees as listed in the College Fee Schedule.

    • Non-Degree Seeking Students

      1. Dual Enrollment

        • Students who reside in Seminole County and who are enrolled in a Seminole County Public School or in a non-public school (including home schools) that is in compliance with State Statute 229.808 and conducts a secondary curriculum pursuant to State Statute 232.246 are eligible for dual enrollment.

      2. Special Students

        Special Students typically take courses for job improvement or personal enrichment, but do not seek associate degrees or certificates. The following requirements apply to Special Students:

        1. Must complete an Application for Admission;

        2. Are exempt from College Level Placement Tests;

        3. May enroll in any college level course except English or mathematics courses or courses with an English or mathematics co requisite and/or prerequisite,

        4. Must meet all co- and prerequisites and

        5. May complete up to twelve hours in Special Student Status. Once a Special Student exceeds twelve hours, s/he will be reclassified to degree-seeking status and will be required to meet degree-seeking admission and placement testing requirements.

        6. Special students completing courses for transfer to another institution should determine the transferability of these courses to other institutions prior to enrollment at the College.

      3. Post Graduate Students

        Students who have earned an associate degree or higher, including Teacher Re-certification Students, may enroll in courses. Students admitted in this category must:

        1. Complete the Application for Admission.

        2. Indicate that a College degree or certificate is not sought.

        3. Provide an official transcript from the degree granting college.

        4. Students are responsible for their own advising and are to meet all prerequisites and co-requisites for courses in which they intend to enroll, including appropriate placement scores when required. The responsibility for determining the transferability of credit earned at the College as a Non-Degree Student toward a degree program at another institution is the sole responsibility of the student.

      4. Transient students

        1. Students in good standing at other colleges may be admitted as "transient" or guest students to take courses for transfer back to their home institutions. A transient form or letter is required which indicates the student's good standing, specific courses to be taken and the parent institution's willingness to accept the credits earned. The transient form or letter is required prior to registration for classes. Only transient students applying for ESL English for Academic Purposes courses are required to see a counselor or advisor for approval prior to registration. ESL/EAP students must present counselors or advisors with unofficial transcripts for advising purposes only prior to approval for registration.

        2. Transient students must complete the college application and residency statement

  11. General Admission Requirements for Adult Education Programs

    Adult Education Programs are mandated by the State of Florida to serve the residents of Seminole County who are given priority for admission and registration.

    • Adult Education Admissions Requirements

      The following admission requirements shall be in effect for adult programs and courses:

      1. Adult Basic Education

        1. Classes are offered for persons sixteen years of age or older whose education was interrupted or whose education did not include mastery of the basic skill as defined by the Florida Department of Education.

        2. Students must complete the TABE test and attend an orientation.

      2. General Education Development Program (GED)

        Classes are offered for persons eighteen years of age or older whose education was interrupted before they were able to complete high school. The following requirements are applicable:

        1. Provide documentation that the candidate is a resident of Florida.

        2. Provide documentation that the candidate is of age to qualify.

        3. Applications are accepted year round for the Adult Basic Education and GED programs. Students must take the TABE unless they are transferring from another program at the College and TABE scores are only two years old or less.

        4. GED Test Registration: Students must have a valid Florida I.D. (Florida I.D. Card or Florida Driver's License) and Social Security Card. Test registration is only once a month and is not offered every month of the year.

      3. Underage ABE/GED

        A special program is provided for students who are 16 or 17 years old. They must be a Seminole county resident and bring a withdrawal form from the previous school. If withdrawal code shows expulsion, applicant must file a petition for admission to the Admissions and Graduation Committee who will decide if student is to be admitted.

        1. Students must bring in official sealed copy of transcripts; a Parental Consent Form, signed and notarized by the parent(s); and they must complete an Adult Education Application. Applications will only be accepted for underage students at the beginning of the term/half term.

        2. Students must complete the TABE test requirement (above), and attend an orientation.

        3. Students must attend equivalent of one full term and pass the practice GED test to obtain permission to take the GED exam prior to age 18.

      4. Adult High School Diploma Program

        Classes leading to a standard high school diploma are offered for persons sixteen years of age or older whose high school education was interrupted.

        1. Withdrawal: Students from surrounding areas (Seminole, Orange, Volusia, and Lake Counties) MUST provide a Withdrawal Form from their high school.

        2. If the student is of age (over 18), or from out of state, the withdrawal form requirement may be waived.

        3. If withdrawal code shows expulsion applicant must file a petition for admission to the Admissions and Graduation Committee who will decide if student is to be admitted.

        4. Any student transferring from an alternative program must bring a letter of recommendation; TABE scores; and documentation of program completion prior to consideration of admission to any Adult Education Program.

        5. Application - Student must complete an Adult Education Application.

        6. Applications will only be accepted before the beginning of the term/half term.

        7. TABE Test - Students should be scheduled for a TABE test, unless the student is transferring from another College Adult Education Program with scores two years old or less or has passed the FCAT or HSCT test.

        8. Orientation: All students are scheduled for a high school orientation

      5. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

        Classes are offered to persons sixteen years of age or older for whom English is not their first or mastered language and who meet the following criteria:

        1. Provide documentation that the applicant is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee or holder of another qualifying immigration status.

        2. Provide documentation that the applicant is sixteen years old or older.

        3. Applications are accepted during designated times previous to the start of each term.

        4. Students are placed into levels of proficiency based on CASAS scores.

    • Transcripts for Adult Education Programs

      • Seminole county students must provide official transcripts in a sealed envelope from the last school they attended.

      • Orange, Volusia, or Lake Counties: Students can bring an unofficial copy of transcripts if possible and the address of the school ; an official copy are required for students who enter the Adult High School and Underage ABE/GED Program.

      • Other counties, states, or countries: Students must request them on their own.

      • Applicants whose transcripts include an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) identifying them as a Severe Learning Disabled (SLD) student need to meet with counselors to explore whether an Adult Education program can meet any special academic needs they may have.

  12. Lifelong Learning Instructional Program

    The College provides classes, seminars, workshops, and other educational activities in an effort to meet the clearly defined community education needs of Seminole County residents.

  13. Customized Training

    Continuing education courses may also be customized and offered for the exclusive offering to specific area businesses and agencies.

  14. Language Institute

    International students seeking admission to the Language Institute on F-1 Visa (I-20 A-B) must meet the following requirements:

    1. All application materials must be submitted to the International Students Office three months prior to the term or session for which the applicant seeks admission. See the calendar section of the College Catalog for the exact date.

    2. Students must complete the International Student Form.

    3. Students must provide a formal or informal color photograph.

    4. Submit financial support documents include the following:

    5. Signed bank letter from student or sponsor, as applicable stating when account was opened, type of account, and current balance.

    6. Signed and notarized Affidavit of Support must state relationship to and responsibility to pay all study and personal expenses of student; also whether student will live in sponsor's home.

    7. If bank funds are not enough to cover costs of study and living, then: signed letter from employer of student or sponsor, as applicable, stating job title, salary, length of time employed. Note: It is possible to have more than one sponsor. The sponsor(s) need not be residing in the United States, nor do they need to be family relatives.

    8. Only documents in English will be accepted. Translations must be done by an official body (a notary public does NOT automatically qualify as a translator). Only original documents will be accepted. Facsimiles and photocopies will not be accepted.

    9. According to USCIS an International Student must study full time. Full time equals two consecutive semesters of Monday through Friday classes.

    10. For Transfer Students only, the following are needed: completed International Student Transfer Form and photocopy of previous I-20 (two sides), I-94, and passport.

  15. Disciplinary Suspension

    1. An applicant suspended from another institution for disciplinary reasons will not be admitted until eligible for readmission to the suspending institution.
    2. In accordance with Florida Statutes, a student who has previously been expelled from a Florida community college or university for unlawful possession, sale, or use of narcotic drugs is not admitted to the College for a period of one year from the date of expulsion.
    3. A student who has been found guilty of campus disruption may be re-admitted to the College after a period of one year from the date of such finding.

In exceptional cases, students may petition the Admissions and Graduation Committee for further consideration. The office of the Vice President for Student Success Services should be consulted for information concerning the petition procedure.

Recommended by Executive Staff Date 10/09
Approved: President, E.Ann McGee Date 10/09

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