· Deaf students who meet the definition as stated in TEC 54.205(a) are exempt from taking the TASP test but are required to take the Stanford Achievement Test.
· International students who are citizens of another country and not seeking a degree or Level II certificate.
· Students participating in the National Exchange Program from another state who are not seeking a degree or a Level II certificate.
TASP Waived Students
· Students enrolled in a Level 1 Certificate declared major.
·Students 55 years of age or older and not seeking a degree.
· Students enrolling at ACC on a temporary basis (must be approved by and adviser).
· Out-of-state students who take college-level distance-learning courses from outside the state of Texas who remain outside the state while taking the courses.
TASP students must complete their TASP requirements to graduate from any associate degree program or any certificate program having at least 43 or more semester hours. TASP students who do not pass all parts of the TASP test or TASP alternative test must enroll and participate in developmental education courses in their area(s) of academic weakness and follow ACC’s Developmental Plan until they satisfy their TASP requirements. TASP students who do not comply with the state developmental education requirements and ACC’s Developmental Plan will be withdrawn from all college-level courses with a grade of “W” for that semester. Campus Advising Centers have additional information regarding TASP requirements and ACC’s Developmental Plan.
ACC Policies Concerning
· Students who take and fail the TASP before coming to ACC must take the COMPASS placement test. (See an adviser.)
· Students who transfer to ACC from out-of-state or private Texas colleges and who have taken and passed courses on ACC’s “B or Better List” with an “A” or “B” will not have to take the TASP or TASP alternative test in any area in which they have satisfied the requirement.
Students entering selected workforce education programs may add WorkKeys assessment scores to their professional credentials. WorkKeys assessments use a scoring method unique to the workplace and familiar to area employers to measure skills in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. Pre-assessment identifies areas students need to strengthen to reach the level business and industry has identified as necessary for their field of study. Post-assessment validates improvement and provides a credential recognized and valued by business and industry.
Austin Community College provides students the opportunity to earn credit by advanced placement through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), College Board Advanced Placement (AP), Certified Professional Secretary exam (CPS), credit by institutional examination and credit for military courses. Credit from these programs, exclusive of credit by institutional examination, may not exceed 30 semester hours. The credit is validated and an official transcript issued only upon completion of regular coursework at ACC.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Students of Austin Community College who request credit through CLEP must have official test scores sent directly to the Admissions and Records and Registration Office at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, Texas 78752. Scores are obtained by contacting the Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6666, Princeton, N. J. 08543-6923. For each score at or above the listed minimum, the appropriate credit will be recorded on the Request for CLEP Credit Form. After the credit is recorded on the request form, both the student and the Records and Registration staff member must sign the form. Credit is recorded on the student’s ACC transcript after the student has completed at least one credit course at ACC.
Pursuant to the Texas Education Codes 51.301 and 51.302, no student may receive more than three semester hours of advanced placement for the six-semester-hour legislative requirement for American Government and no more than three semester hours of advanced placement for the six-semester-hour legislative requirement for American History.
CLEP exams are given at The University of Texas at Austin and at St. Edward’s University. For CLEP exam schedules and costs, call the UT Measurement and Evaluation Center (471-3032) or St. Edward’s Admissions Office (448-8660).