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Administrative Procedures

Procedure: 3150

Title: Admission to B.A.S., A.A., A.S., A.A.S., Adult Education, and other Programs

Based on Policy: 3.15 - Admission to B.A.S., A.A., A.S., A.A.S., Certificate, or Special Courses/Programs

Office of Primary Responsibility: Vice President for Educational and Student Services/Student Services


  1. Purpose:

To establish standards for admission to the B.A.S., A.A., A.S., A.A.S., certificate, adult education, and other programs based on guidelines prescribed by Florida statutes and the Division of Florida Colleges

  1. Procedure:
    1. Admission to the B.A.S. degree program shall include the following criteria:
      1. Students must have earned an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.  A.S. and A.A. degrees in unrelated fields will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
      2. Students must provide official transcripts from all previous educational institutions attended.
      3. International students must have their transcripts evaluated by a recognized international transcript evaluation service.
      4. Students with 60 semester credits and no degree will be evaluated case-by-case for determining admission to baccalaureate programs.
      5. College or university transfer applicants must have at least 60 college credit hours, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in relevant transfer courses that apply toward the baccalaureate degree.
    2. Admission to the A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs shall include the following criteria:
      1. Students must have a standard high school diploma, a high school equivalency diploma (GED) or previously demonstrated competency in college credit postsecondary course work.
      2. Students who have met all requirements for a standard high school diploma except for earning passing scores on the 10th grade FCAT (or approved alternate) may be eligible to be admitted to a degree-seeking program (contact Admissions Office for details).
      3. For students who are homeschooled, a signed affidavit must be submitted by the student’s parent or legal guardian attesting that the student has completed a home education program that complies with Florida statutes.
      4. Students must achieve a minimum score on the ACT, SAT, CPT or PERT.  The minimum scores are defined in the current South Florida State College (SFSC) Catalog.
      5. Students must submit an official transcript(s) or documentation of all course work completed.
    3. Admission to certificate programs and Advanced Technical Diploma shall include the following criteria:
      1. Students in occupational certificate programs must take the complete battery of the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE – A LEVEL) or the equivalent College Placement Test (CPT, SAT, ACT or PERT).  For advising purposes, students in the advanced technical diploma program or the college credit certificate program must take the TABE, CPT, ACT, SAT or PERT.
      2. Students in the advanced technical diploma program or the college credit certificate program must submit an official transcript or documentation of all course work completed.
    4. Admission to SFSC’s Adult High School shall include the following criteria:
      1. Students must be at least 16 years of age.
      2. Students must have earned a minimum of10 high school credits.  Students with fewer than10 credits will be considered for admission on an individual basis.
      3. Students must submit an official transcript or documentation of all course work completed at the secondary level.
      4. Students must score 11.0 in reading, math, and language on the TABE (A LEVEL) or pass a College Placement Test ( CPT, ACT, SAT, or PERT).
      5. Students may transfer credits from any public, private, or home education program.  Written confirmation provided by the principal of a high school or parent of a home schooled student attesting that they are providing education in accordance with Florida statutes is sufficient evidence for purposes of admission.
    5. Admission to the Adult Basic Education program shall include the following criteria:
      1. Students must be at least 16 years of age.
      2. Students must take the complete battery of the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
      3. Students must have at least one TABE score below 9.0
    6. Admission to the state of Florida High School Diploma (GED) program shall include the following criteria:
      1. Students must be at least 16 years of age.
      2. Students must take the complete battery of the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
      3. Students must score 9.0 or higher on all areas of the TABE.
    7. Admission to the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program shall include the following criteria:
      1. Students must be at least 16 years of age.
      2. Students must take both the reading and listening portions of the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS).
    1. Admission to programs is selective as a result of limited space or other special requirements.  Students are considered for admission to these programs based on the date their completed application is received and all program requirements are met.

History: Last Revised: 4/03/12

Adopted: 12/21/1994

Reviewed:

Revised: 1/21/02, 5/1/07, 7/15/08, 10/6/09, 4/03/12