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Reading Proficiency

Many of the courses in this catalog include a prerequisite of "Reading Proficiency." This means that before a student can enroll in one of these courses, he or she must demonstrate the ability to read at the college level. This ability will give the student a much better chance to pass the course, since many courses require a certain amount of reading, whether it be a textbook, journal articles, or reports from many sources. The student can meet the Reading Proficiency prerequisite by scoring at least 82 on the Accuplacer placement test. Students who present an ACT reading score of 18 or above earned within the last three years or an SAT critical reading score of 500 or above earned within the last three years also meet the prerequisite. Students with a college reading course with a grade of at least "C" or who have earned a college degree (associate or baccalaureate) also meet the prerequisite. In addition, transfer students who present evidence of a grade of at least "C" in a three-hour college course numbered 100 or higher will be considered to have met the prerequisite. This applies also to students with dual credit courses taken in high school.

Students who do not meet this prerequisite in any of these ways must enroll for RDG:030, Introduction to College Reading. A grade of "C" or higher in this course meets the reading proficiency requirement. Students who are not native speakers of English can meet this prerequisite with at least a "C" in ENG:070, Academic English for NonNative Speakers 111.