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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 807CAREER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
SUBCHAPTER KADMISSION
RULE §807.192Admission Requirements

(a) The school shall require for admission into its programs proof of one of the following:

  (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

  (3) for certificate programs only, proven ability-to-benefit by obtaining a satisfactory score on the approved entrance test.

(b) Entrance test requirements shall be in accordance with the following provisions.

  (1) 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 catalog.

  (3) A representative is not allowed to administer the test, nor is anyone allowed to assist the student in answering the questions.

  (4) If 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.


Source Note: The provisions of this §807.192 adopted to be effective August 28, 2006, 31 TexReg 6803

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