The Liberal Arts Curriculum
The Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) requires students to study a broad range of subjects, demonstrate basic proficiency in information technology, mathematics, and English language; and demonstrate advanced proficiency in written and oral English language.
1. Satisfactory completion of a course in mathematics at New College
2. A score of 500 or above on the mathematics section of the SAT Reasoning Test, the re-centered SAT I, or its equivalent
3. A score of 21 or above on the mathematics section of the ACT
4. A score of 91 or above on the ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra exam
5. A score of 3 on any Advanced Placement (AP) mathematics exam
6. A score of 5 or higher on an International Baccalaureate (IB) mathematics exam
7. A score of 50 or higher on a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) mathematics exam
8. A passing score on the mathematics section of the College Level Academic Skills Test taken prior to July, 2009
9. A passing score on the FTCE General Knowledge Exam mathematics section or a score of 91or higher on the mathematics portion of the Florida College-Level Entry Placement Test
10. A 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in traditional postsecondary -level course work identified by the Florida State Board of Education and Florida Board of Governors as meeting the requirement to demonstrate college -level skills in mathematics. (Contact the Office of the Registrar for details.)
11. Six semester credit hour equivalents of mathematics course work completed at another accredited college or university, and deemed eligible toward transfer credit. (Contact the Office of the Registrar for details.)
English Language Proficiency
1. One way to demonstrate the required basic proficiency in English language is to achieve scores that meet or exceed minimum scores on a nationally standardized examination, as established by the State Board of Education in conjunction with the Board of Governors. This may be accomplished with any one of the following:
2. A score of 500 or higher on the SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading portion; and , 500 or above on the SAT Reasoning Test
3. Writing portion taken after February 2005
4. A score of 500 (recentered score) or 412 (non-recentered score) or above on the Verbal section of the SAT I taken prior to March 2005
5. A score of 22 or above on the ACT program in Reading; and either one of the following:
6. (English with Essay Component)
7. 93 or above on the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Examination and 105 or above on the ACCUPLACER SentenceSkills Examination
8. A passing score on the English language, reading, and essay writing subtests of the College Level Academic Skills Test taken prior to July 1, 2009.
Alternatively, students with course work from another accredited college may meet the English Language Proficiency requirement if they have achieved a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in traditional postsecondary -level course work identified by the Florida State Board of Education and Florida Board of Governors as meeting the requirement to demonstrate college -level skills in English language, reading, and essay writing. (Contact the Office of the Registrar for details.)
Advanced Proficiency in Written and Oral English Language
Information Technology Proficiency
Students may apply for a waiver if they do not satisfy the basic requirement(s) of Mathematics Proficiency and/or English Language Proficiency. Applications for waivers [not related to a documented specific learning disability] will be reviewed by the Waiver Committee. This committee will include the Provost, a faculty member in Mathematics, a faculty member in English, a third member of faculty outside of Mathematics and English, and an institutional test administrator. Petitions for waivers will be considered only after students have been provided test accommodations and other administrative adjustments to permit accurate measurement of the student’s proficiency in the subject area measured by the exam. The Committee reviewing the request shall review the student’s academic records and such other information as appropriate.
Any student with a documented specific learning disability (SLD), such that the student cannot demonstrate successful mastery of basic Mathematics Proficiency and/or basic English Language Proficiency, may apply for a waiver through the Provost’s Office.
If a waiver is approved, the student’s transcript shall include a statement that the student did not meet the basic Proficiency requirement(s) and that a waiver was granted. (There shall be no mention of a disability should the student have received the waiver on the basis of a disability.)