Current through Reg. 46, No. 53; December 31, 2021
The school shall require for admission into its programs proof of one of the
(1) secondary education;
(2) successful completion or the equivalent
of one full-time academic semester (12 academic semester hours) or academic
quarter (18 academic quarter hours) at an accredited college, university, or
other postsecondary school; or
for certificate programs only, proven ability-to-benefit by obtaining a
satisfactory score on the approved entrance test.
Entrance test requirements shall be in
accordance with the following provisions.
Any entrance test shall be a nationally recognized standardized test or a
nonstandardized test developed by the appropriate industry and approved by the
Commission. A nonstandardized test shall be validated by a qualified third
party, such as an expert in tests and measurements, for both appropriateness
and the specific score level required for admission into the program. The name
of the test and its publisher, any time limitations, a minimum acceptable
score, and an explanation of score meanings, as referenced in the test
material, shall be provided to the student with a copy of the test, if the test
is not already on file with the Commission.
(2) If multiple opportunities are allowed for
retaking the same entrance test, such students shall wait a minimum of five
calendar days prior to retaking the test. A student may take a second entrance
test on the same day provided a substantially different test is administered.
This shall be stated in the admissions policy published in the school
(3) A representative is
not allowed to administer the test, nor is anyone allowed to assist the student
in answering the questions.
the entrance test reveals the student to be ineligible as an ability-to-benefit
student, the student may be enrolled as a remedial student. The school shall
have an evaluation procedure approved by the Commission to determine remedial
needs and to determine when the required level of remediation has been reached.
The school shall also have a remediation plan for such students consisting of
classes approved by the Commission as a part of the program. The students may
be charged for the remedial portion of the program on an hourly pro rata basis,
but the student is not obligated for the tuition and fees of the program until
the entrance requirements are met.
(c) Evidence shall be maintained in each
student's file to show the admissions requirements have been met. A full refund
of all monies paid and a full release from all obligations shall be due, as
determined by the Commission, to any student for whom the school cannot
establish that the admission requirements were met.