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Mandatory Reading Policy

Effective Date: August 11, 2016
Policy Number: 1017

Mandatory enrollment in the LC 097 reading course for degree seeking students enrolling in six hours or more per semester entering with a score of:

  • 38 and below on ASSET Reading
  • 16 and below on ACT Reading
  • 74 and below on COMPASS Reading (utilized through December 31, 2016)
  • 68 and below on ACCUPLACER Reading (effective January 1, 2017)

Transfer students will not have to test if they have completed 12 or more credit hours of college with a 2.0 GPA or higher at another accredited institution. Students with an Associate’s degree or higher will not have to test or take the reading course.


A student who enrolls in 6-11 credit hours may sign a reading score waiver in absence of submitting reading scores from an accepted assessment. The waiver is not available for students with reading scores on file that do not meet the minimum reading score. Waivers must be submitted to the Fine Arts and Humanities Department Chair. At the end of the semester in which the waiver was granted, grades of the student with less than a 2.0 GPA will be reviewed by the Academic Support Executive Director to determine whether the student will be required to take the reading course.

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