The Board of Governors requires students to satisfy the College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement in order to be awarded a Baccalaureate degree within the State University System.
The CLAS requirement consists of four areas of proficiency: essay, English language skills, reading, and mathematics.
To satisfy the CLAS requirement essay, English language skills and reading proficiencies at UNF,one of the following methods may be used to satisfy the requirement:
Process for Course Exemptions:
Find all UNF and transfer equivalent courses in a student’s record at the undergraduate level where the credit hours earned is greater than zero, the grade begins with A, B, or C, and one of the following is true:
Ensure that one of the courses in the list generated above has a prefix of ENC.
If so, check each of the other courses, one-by-one, to see if the hours earned plus the hours earned in ENC1101 totals six or more and the combined GPA of the pair is equal to or greater than 2.5 (the GPA calculation is rounded to two decimal places). If so, the student receives the exemption.
Process for Test Score Exemptions:
The process selects degree-seeking undergraduate students who have an active General Student record (SGASTN) who have not already satisfied all parts of the CLAS requirement. The student’s test scores for SAT and ACT are processed to see if they meet the requirement for exemption. If the test scores do meet the requirement, then a record is inserted or updated on the Academic Non-Course (SHANCRS) form with the appropriate score for exemption.
To satisfy the CLAS requirement for the mathematics proficiency at UNF, one of the following methods may be used to satisfy the requirement:
Processing the list in grade value order (best to worst) check to see if any two adjacent courses yield an hours earned sum of six or more and the combined GPA of the pair is equal to or greater than 2.5 (the GPA calculation is rounded to two decimal places). If so, the student receives the exemption.
To satisfy the CLAS requirement using the College Placement test, the student must achieve the following scores associated with the CLAS requirement area:
The process selects all College Placement Tests from the Test Score Information (SOATEST) form with an activity date greater than or equal to the last time the process was executed for students who have not yet satisfied the CLAS requirement. If the student's test scores meet the above requirements, then the CLAS exemption is entered on the Academic Non-Course (SHANCRS) form. The exemption scores are entered on the Test Score Information (SOATEST) form. An email is sent to the appropriate distribution list letting them know that a file is available containing a list of students who were processed.
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