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12 • Students are exempt who have met the qualifying standards on the ACT, SAT, or the TAKS as follows: • ACT – composite score of 23 or higher with a mini- mum of 19 on the English and mathematics test. Par- tial 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. • 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 exemp- tions are allowed for math or reading/ writing. The scores are good for 5 years from the date of the test. • Students who have graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. • A student who is non-degree seeking or non-certificate seeking (see Non-Degree Seeking Students, p. 13). • 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 (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. Transfer Students A student who transfers college-level courses from a region- ally accredited private or public institution may use trans- ferred courses that are equivalent to the following to demonstrate college readiness in the given area. Students must have earned a "C" or better in a course for exemption in each respective area. "C" Rule Courses: 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) Mathematics: MATH 1332 (Contemporary Mathematics I) MATH 1314 (College Algebra) MATH 1342 (Elementary Statistics) Any advanced mathematics course for which the above are prerequisites Students who have completed the highest level of develop- mental coursework from a Texas public institution of higher education in reading and writing or math will also be con- sidered college ready. Any student transferring to Lee Col- lege from another Texas public institution of higher education, who is noted on the incoming transcript as "com- plete" or "satisfied" for all or part of TSIA will continue in that status at Lee College. Transfer students who cannot satisfy all or any part of TSIA through prior coursework must be tested prior to enroll- ment, just as with first time in college students. Learning Strategies/Learning Pathways Course Requirement Based on Placement Scores TSI responsible students who are first time-in college and place into developmental coursework must take either LSSS 300, Learning Strategies for Student Success, or EDUC 1200, Learning Pathways, as noted below. LSSS 300-Student tests into developmental coursework in reading and/or writing. EDUC 1200-Student tests into developmental coursework in math only.

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