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2006 Florida Statutes

Community colleges; admissions of students.
Section 1007.263, Florida Statutes 2006

1007.263  Community colleges; admissions of students.--Each community college board of trustees is authorized to adopt rules governing admissions of students subject to this section and rules of the State Board of Education. These rules shall include the following:

(1)  Admissions counseling shall be provided to all students entering college or career credit programs. Counseling shall utilize tests to measure achievement of college-level communication and computation competencies by all students entering college credit programs or tests to measure achievement of basic skills for career programs as prescribed in s. 1004.91

(2)  Admission to associate degree programs is subject to minimum standards adopted by the State Board of Education and shall require:

(a)  A standard high school diploma, a high school equivalency diploma as prescribed in s. 1003.435, previously demonstrated competency in college credit postsecondary coursework, or, in the case of a student who is home educated, a signed affidavit submitted by the student's parent or legal guardian attesting that the student has completed a home education program pursuant to the requirements of s. 1002.41 Students who are enrolled in a dual enrollment or early admission program pursuant to ss. 1007.27 and 1007.271 and secondary students enrolled in college-level instruction creditable toward the associate degree, but not toward the high school diploma, shall be exempt from this requirement.

(b)  A demonstrated level of achievement of college-level communication and computation skills.

(c)  Any other requirements established by the board of trustees.

(3)  Admission to other programs within the community college shall include education requirements as established by the board of trustees.

(4)  A student who has been awarded a special diploma as defined in s. 1003.438 or a certificate of completion as defined in s. 1003.43(10) is eligible to enroll in certificate career education programs.

(5)  A student with a documented disability may be eligible for reasonable substitutions, as prescribed in ss. 1007.264 and 1007.265

Each board of trustees shall establish policies that notify students about, and place students into, adult basic education, adult secondary education, or other instructional programs that provide students with alternatives to traditional college-preparatory instruction, including private provider instruction. A student is prohibited from enrolling in additional college-level courses until the student scores above the cut-score on all sections of the common placement test.

History.--s. 354, ch. 2002-387; s. 3, ch. 2003-8.