State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030 (previously Gordon Rule)
State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030 (previously Gordon Rule) for College Credit Students
Prior to receipt of an Associate in Arts degree from a public state or community college or prior to entry into the upper division of a public university or college, a student shall complete successfully (grade of "C" or higher) the following: six (6) semester hours of English coursework and six (6) semester hours of designated general education humanities, social science and history courses that require the student to demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple writing assignments and six (6) semester hours of mathematics coursework at the level of college algebra or higher.
Successful completion of the General Education requirements for the Associate in Arts degree satisfies this requirement (State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, previously Gordon Rule) which requires a student to complete multiple writing assignments in designated coursework and complete six (6) semester hours of college-level mathematics courses.
For Associate in Science degrees, ENC 1101, ENC 1102 and mathematics general education courses must be completed with a "C" or higher. Non-exempt students must test out of preparatory English and reading or successfully complete preparatory English and reading courses prior to enrolling in ENC 1101. If mathematics courses at the level of college algebra or higher are not required for the program, non-exempt students must test out of preparatory mathematics or successfully complete preparatory mathematics courses in order to be awarded an Associate in Science degree.