STUDENT BILL OF RIGHTS / CLAST
Student Bill of Rights
Florida Community College Associate in Arts graduates are guaranteed the following rights under the Statewide Articulation Agreement (State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.024):
- Admission to one of the state universities, except to limited access* programs.
- Acceptance of at least 60 credit hours by the state university toward the baccalaureate degree.
- Adherence to university requirements and policies based on the catalog in effect at the time the student first entered a community college, provided the student maintains continuous enrollment.
- Transfer of equivalent courses under the Statewide Course Numbering System.
- Acceptance by the state universities of credit earned in accelerated programs (e.g., CLEP, AP, PEP, Dual Enrollment, Early Admission and International Baccalaureate).
- No additional General Education Core requirements.
- Advance knowledge of selection criteria for limited access programs.
- Equal opportunity with native university students to enter limited access programs.
Should any guarantee be denied, students have the right of appeal. Each state university and community college shall make available established appeal procedures through the respective articulation officers. At OWCC, students may contact the Vice President for Instruction or the Dean of Student Services.
*Limited Access is the designation given to programs that require additional admission requirements which are more selective than general admission requirements. These may include the following: increased total GPA and test scores; additional courses and prerequisites; and auditions and portfolios.
Note - Note - Note
Florida Administrative Code Rules mandate completion of the following actions by all Associate of Arts students prior to receipt of an Associate of Arts degree:
- TAKING OF THE COLLEGE LEVEL ACADEMIC SKILLS TEST (CLAST). Students graduating with an Associate of Arts degree are required to take the CLAST according to the schedules as listed in the Calendar of Instructional Activities in this catalog. The minimum passing scores in effect from August 1, 1986, through July 31, 1989, were as follows: Reading 270, Writing 270, Computation 275, and Essay 4. From August 1,1989 through September 30, 1991: Reading 295, Writing 295, Computation 285, and Essay 4. From October 1, 1991 through September 30, 1992: Reading 295, Writing 295, Computation 290, and Essay 5. After October 1, 1992, Reading 295, Writing 295, Computation 295 and Essay 6.
- TWELVE (12) SEMESTER HOURS WITHIN SPECIFIED COURSES which require at least six thousand (6,000) words of written work per course. This requirement is met by passing with a ¨C¨ twelve (12) hours of English and humanities selected from the courses listed under General Requirements for the Associate of Arts degree.
- SIX (6) SEMESTER HOURS OF MATHEMATICS courses of college algebra or higher. This requirement is met by passing with a ¨C¨ six (6) hours of mathematics listed under General Requirements for the Associate of Arts degree.