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One and Done

Eight states and systems allow students to become eligible for college-level coursework by passing any one of a number of measures. For example, in West Virginia, students cannot enroll in credit-bearing coursework without academic supports1 unless the minimum score is earned on the ACT or SAT, ASSET, COMPASS, ACCUPLACER or another assessment approved by the Chancellor. Similarly, in Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College, meeting the cut score on any of the following measures will allow a student to register for college-level coursework: Graduation from high school with a cumulative GPA >2.6, SAT scores, PSAT scores, ACT scores or ACCUPLACER scores.

  1. West Virginia uses co-requisite courses instead of development education courses. They are designed for students who did not meet admission requirements for entry level math or English courses. Course content is the same as the traditional credit-bearing course but additional required attendance/instruction and/or participation in academic support structures is required for successful completion of the course. Source: Freshman Assessment and Placement Standards

State Policy Example

One and Done: Indiana

At Ivy Tech Community College, meeting the cut score on any of a list of specific measures will allow a student to register for college-level coursework.

States using this policy type

  • CO
  • HI
  • IN
  • KY
  • MD
  • MS
  • NV
  • WV

Systems using this policy type