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Texas Success Initiative (TSI) plan Each public institution of higher education in Texas is required to assess basic skills of admitted students in three components: reading, writing, and mathematics. Developmental courses and support are available to those students who test below college level. • All first time in college students entering Lee College, unless exempt, must have assessment scores in all components from an approved test to determine readiness to meet course prerequisites and/or to enroll in college-level academic coursework. • A student who has a deficiency in one or more areas will be given an individualized plan that lists the developmental coursework that is required for that student to become college ready. • Students have completed the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in each component if they have completed the developmental sequence of courses in reading, writing, and math, or have elected to retake and have passed an approved TSI assessment. Students may not enroll in "Crule courses" (see list below) without the appropriate test score or passing the developmental course prerequisite. Exemptions A student may be exempt from the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative based on state approved exemptions. The following students are exempt from the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative: • Students are exempt who have met the qualifying standards on the ACT, SAT, or the TAKS as follows: • TAKS (exit-level test only): minimum scale score of 2200 on the math section and a minimum scale score of 2200 on the English Language Arts section with a writing subsection score of at least 3. Partial exemptions are allowed for math or reading/ writing. The scores are good for 3 years from the date of the test. • Students who have graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from a Texas public institution of higher education. • A student who is non-degree seeking or non-certificate seeking (see Non-Degree Seeking Students, p. 15). • A student who is on active duty serving as a member in the United States armed forces, National Guard, or as a member of the reserve component of the armed forces of the US and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment. • A student who on or after August 1, 1990 was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the US or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States. • A student who is enrolled in a certificate program of one year or less (level-one, 42 or fewer semester credit hours or the equivalent). Lee College requires that students enrolling in Level-one Certificate Programs take placement testing as required by coursework within the certificate (typically reading). Transfer Students A student who transfers college-level courses from a regionally accredited private or public institution may use transferred courses that are equivalent to the following to satisfy the success initiative in the given area. Students must have earned a "C" or better in each course for exemption in each respective area. "C" Rule Courses: • ACT – composite score of 23 or higher with a minimum of 19 on the English and mathematics test. Partial exemption (either reading/writing or math) is granted with a composite score of 23 and a minimum of 19 on either the English test or mathematics test. The score is good for 5 years from the date of the test. • SAT – results on critical reading and math scores added together which equal or exceed 1070 (with a minimum of 500 on each test). Partial exemption is granted for writing/reading or math with a combined score of 1070 and a minimum of 500 on either critical reading or math. Scores are good for 5 years from the date of the test. 14 Writing: ENGL 1301 (English Composition I) ENGL 1302 (English Composition II) Reading: ENGL 1301 (English Composition I) ENGL 1302 (English Composition II) HIST 1301, 1302 (U.S. History) ENGL 2322, 2323 (British Literature) ENGL 2326, 2328 (American Literature) PSYC 2301 (General Psychology) GOVT 2305, 2306 (State, Local, and U.S. Government) SOCI 1301 (Introduction to Sociology)

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