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11 Adding classes: Students can add additional classes after initial registration during the registration period. After classes start, registra- tion is limited to schedule changes (add/drops) for those al- ready registered. See limits on class load, Chapter 3. Dropping classes: Students are responsible for dropping classes. State- man- dated refund policies, as well as drop deadline appear in schedules, and on the college website. Special Registration Special registrations are noted in class schedules. Special times and locations are available to industrial contract stu- dents. For additional information, contact the Counseling Center at 281.425.6384, or the Office of Industrial Liaison 281.425.6460. Online Registration Returning students and new transfers who have established their testing status may register online during valid registra- tion periods at www.lee.edu (via the student portal named "MyLC Campus"). New students who have completed orien- tation may also register online. The class schedules contain additional information regarding the registration process and applicable dates. Course Prerequisites All courses have prerequisites, which may include a reading, writing, or math level or a specific course. Students are ad- vised to take courses in recommended sequences. (See Course Descriptions listed in this catalog for course prereq- uisites in Chapter 6.) Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Plan Each public institution of higher education in Texas is re- quired to assess basic skills of admitted degree seeking stu- dents in three components: reading, writing, and mathematics. Developmental courses and support are avail- able 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 TSIA. • Enrollment in and completion of development coursework is mandatory and continuous until the student has completed the required level of developmental coursework to complete the degree plan chosen. • Once developmental coursework is completed, students are required to enroll in the degree specific college level English and Mathematics courses the subsequent 16 week semester. New TSI Assessment Starting on the first day of the fall 2013 semester, all public colleges and universities in Texas changed to a new assess- ment to measure college readiness for Texas Success Initia- tive Assessment (TSIA) purposes. Affecting only students enrolling in sessions after this date the new TSIA replaces previously approved tests which include Accuplacer, THEA, Compass, and Asset. Who needs to take the TSIA? With the implementation of the TSIA, students who test as college ready will be allowed to enter entry level college coursework. All Texas public colleges and universities must abide by the passing scores as set by the state. Information on cut scores and college ready standards are found in the Counseling Center. Exemptions are outlined below and includes exemptions based on TAKS scores, ACT or SAT scores, Veteran status, and the completion of a degree. Students who are exempt based on these standards will be deemed college ready and eligi- ble for entry level coursework. For information on the TSIA, cut scores, and other information related to testing, contact the Counseling Center. TSIA scores in the developmental range are good for one ac- ademic year. After a year students will be required to test again. Exemptions A student may be exempt from the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative based on state approved exemp- tions. The following students are exempt from the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative Assessment:

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