Assessment of Basic Skills: First Semester Course Enrollment Without TSI Testing-Exceptional Circumstances Provision

Administrative Rule
Council: President,Academic and Campus Affairs Council
Effective date: 10/17/05

Value Statement

ACC will demonstrate appropriate flexibility in assisting students in entering the College.

Administration Rule

Untested students can enroll in college-level coursework if they meet “exceptional circumstances.”

A student who has not been tested in basic skills areas may enroll in coursework, but must take a test approved for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) purposes not later than the end of the first semester of enrollment.  If any student under this section fails to test during the designated semester, the student will not be permitted to re-enroll or to enroll at Austin Community College in any courses other than non-degree credit courses until he or she has tested.

Exceptional circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • Documented illness, injury or other bonafide emergency, which prevents a student from testing.
  • Diagnosed and documented disability for which reasonable and appropriate accommodations could not be provided by Austin Community College in a timely manner.
  • After all reasonable ACC testing opportunities have passed and additional students, through no fault of their own, have not been tested.

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