date for Drop/Add will be published in the academic calendar and class schedule.

Course and Program Placement

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College uses a multi-level screening process to determine placement in English and mathematics. All first-time students who enroll in associate degree or certificate programs that enroll for more than four credit hours per semester will be screened in the areas of English, and mathematics using ACT and SAT scores as well as high school grades in English and mathematics. Students who do not meet placement criteria by these methods will be assessed through the administration of ACCUPLACER. The assessments are designed to assist advisors and counselors in placing students into appropriate college credit courses or developmental courses. Students must present picture identification and have an application for admission on file with the Office of Admissions and Records in order to take the test. Admission to testing will not be granted without proper identification. Placement exam scores are valid for a period of five years. After five years, scores become invalid, and students must retest. Exemptions Students are exempt from assessment requirements in a specific subject area if they meet one of the following criteria:  Score 17 or above on the ACT English, 17 or above on the ACT and mathematics. (Scores are good for five years.)  Score 510 or above on the new SAT evidence based reading and writing; or 510 or above on the new SAT math. (Scores are good for five years.)  High school GPA of at least 2.75 with minimum grade of “C” in English 12; high school GPA of at least 2.75 wit h minimum grade of “C” in Algebra II, and enroll within five years of high school graduation.  Possess an Associate degree or higher.  Transfer degree-creditable, college-level English or mathematics courses with a grade of C or better.  Be a student who is enrolling in a particular short certificate program having no English or mathematics requirements.  Be a student who is enrolling for personal enrichment purposes only.  Have completed require developmental coursework at another Alabama Community College System institution within the last three years.  Be an audit or transient student.  Scored a 165 or higher on the Mathematical Reasoning or Reasoning Through Language Arts subject tests of the 2014 series GED To be eligible for these exemptions, assessment scores and/or college transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office. If student does not meet the exemption requirements listed above, then all first-time college students are required to take the college placement assessment. The placement assessment measures college entry-level skills in writing and mathematics. Scores are used to determine appropriate courses. After the college placement assessment is complete, students will receive a detailed explanation of course


2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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