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Resolution 27 - 2020

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 6/20/19 E.Hughes

Date: June 25, 2020 To: Board of Trustees From: Dr. Michael A. Baston Subject:Approval to Revise the Early Admit Policy

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Eckert, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, The Rockland Community College Board of Trustees previously amended the Early Admit Policy through Resolution 29-2009; and

WHEREAS, The current Early Admit Policy states that all early admit students must

1. Take the English assessment test and place into ENG 101 or higher.
2. Take the Math assessment test and place into MAT 101 or higher; and

WHEREAS, The College· currently utilizes a review of high school transcripts and Regents scores, or Multiple Measures, to assess readiness to take English and math courses for all other students; and

WHEREAS, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person testing is not available at this time and therefore this pool of students cannot gain admission to the College; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the following changes to the Early Admit Policy:

(Items 2 and 3 have been removed; additions are highlighted in yellow)

All Early Admit Students must:

  1. Have an overall grade point average of 80/2.66 at the time of acceptance into the program and must complete their junior year with an 80/2.66 or better. Home school students will follow guidelines as outlined by the NY State Department of Education.
  2. Take the English assessment test and place into ENG 101 or higher.
  3. Take the Math assessment test and place into MAT l01 or higher.
  4. Be assessed by Rockland Community College to determine preparedness to take English and math courses as well as eligibility for admission to the College.
  5. Have the recommendation of the high school Guidance Counselor to enroll in the program.
  6. Follow the admissions process as outlined by the RCC Admissions office including the submission of all necessary forms, transcripts and application fees.
  7. Meet prerequisites for all courses.
  8. Register as full-time (12 or more credits) students.
  9. Be responsible for ensuring that their course selections meet their high school graduation requirements and will bring a list of the required courses with them to every advisement and/or registration event. Early admit students are also responsible for ensuring that any changes to their schedules are done in consultation with their high school Guidance Counselor in order to avoid jeopardizing their high school graduation.
  10. Follow all college policies and the Student Code of Conduct.

ACTION

Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Eckert, Hilowitz, Ramos and Leonard
Nays: none
Motion passed: 9 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
June 25, 2020