WHAT TYPE OF STUDENT ARE YOU?
I've Applied. What comes next?
A First-time entering freshman student is one who has never attended college, has attended college and attempted less than 7 cr-hr, or finished some college credits while in high school under concurrent enrollment.
What should I submit? All first-time students must submit credentials to support their admissions, including:
- Application for Admissions, Drivers’ License, and Social Security Card (or proof of SSN)
- official high school transcript (showing seal, school signature, and date of graduation)
- ACT or SAT test scores
First-time students under age 21 must test with ACT (either National or Residual ACT) or SAT. Students under 21 may subsequently test with CASC’s in-house NextGeneration Acccuplacer to remove deficiency as measured by ACT or SAT test results. First time students age 21 years or older may test with either ACT or SAT or NextGeneration Accuplacer.
CASC uses primarily two placement examinations, ACT and Accuplacer, to place students into appropriate college-level courses or to identify their need for remedial or refresher classes before college course enrollments. (SAT also accepted). The Office of Admissions will record test scores and provide the student with an evaluation of placement or remediation needs.
4. official transcripts from all previously attended colleges (if appropriate)
5. any AP or CLEP test score results (if appropriate)
ENROLLMENT First-time students are required to register and attend an Enrollment Session, where the course schedule will be generated, campus tour will be conducted, and imprtant topics will be discussed such as online resources (VIKECONNECT, Blackboard, CASC student email, …), financial aid, housing, student ids, and more. Sign up for Enrollment Session at www.carlalbert.edu/enrollment . [Due to COVID-19 concerns, Enrollment Sessions may be postponed/cancelled and if so, then, student will be contacted closer to the date of their on-campus visit for alternate instructions].
Transfer students have previously attended another college and attempted 7 college hours or more. Transfer students must submit the following credentials with their application and plan their visit to either the Poteau or Sallisaw campus for enrollment.
- Application for Admissions, Driver’s License, and Social Security Card (or proof of SSN).
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Official high school transcript and test scores when transferring with less than 24 college hours, or when deficiencies or prerequisites not completed at previous college(s).
While students may enroll with an unofficial transcript, OFFICIAL transcripts are required from all colleges previously attended to continue enrollment and for processing of Financial Aid. Students will not be permitted to re-enroll in the next term until the official documents are received, and will not have Financial Aid processed until an official transcript is received. Students transferring with an Academic Suspension at their previous college must submit an APPEAL OF ACADEMIC SUSPENSION for admissions review. Transfer students who have not taken a college-level orientation course may enroll in the LIB or Library research course for orientation credit.
Student Forms: (for Suspension Appeal, Transcript Requests)
Students re-enrolling with CASC after one semester or longer absence should complete the online application (used to update records, address, cell phone, residency, degree and major, etc). Former CASC students may submit any test scores or other college transcripts completed since last attending CASC. Students should schedule an enrollment visit with their Academic Advisor or may self-enroll with VIKECONNECT when degree plan is known, understood, and followed.
Students who do not seek a college degree may enroll in no more than 9 cr-hrs (lifetime) without submitting credentials, except, when prerequisites must be met to enroll in certain college courses (such as ENGL 1113, ENGL 1213 or any college-level MATH) or when a lifetime of 9 cr-hrs or more have been attempted. ACT tests and transcripts should prove prerequisite has been met.
Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships. These funds are awarded based on their seeking a degree or other eligibility based criteria.
The Office of Admissions will correct a student’s application who categorize them self as non-degree seeking and enrolling in 10+ cr-hrs per term. Student will be re-classified as Transfer and will then be required to provide high school and/or college transcripts, and/or test scores.
Senior citizens 65 years of age and older may attend CASC with application and submission of the Senior Citizen Audit Waiver form and be permitted enrollment with no charges and receive an “AU” audit grade. Should the Senior Citizen seek a letter grade for the course, they will be reclassified and charged the rate of any student enrolled in the same course.
Student Forms: (Transcript Request, Suspension Appeal, Senior Citizen Audit Waiver, others)
CASC tests students upon initial admissions to measure readiness to enroll into college-level courses of English 1113 Freshman Composition I or college math. When tests scores are below the cut-off score on the ACT or ACCUPLACER tests, then a deficiency is identified and remediation is required. Students may remove remedial requirement by retesting or enrollment into the appropriate zero-level course. Therefore, once the deficiency in that subject area is remediated by either retest or successful completion of the refresher course, the student may then enroll into college-level subjects in that area. Furthers, students are required to remediate and successfully remove deficiency in the first 24 credit-hours of enrollment or face an ADMISSIONS Hold on future enrollments.
CASC uses primarily two placement exams, ACT and Next Generation ACCUPLACER, to place students into appropriate college-level courses or identify remedial or refresher needs before college course enrollments. [SAT and COMPASS (now discontinued) tests are also accepted]. Office of Admissions will record test scores and provide the student with an evaluation of placement or remediation needs.
- First-time students under age 21 must test with ACT (National or Residual ACT) for admissions purposes.
- First time students age 21 years or older may test with either ACT or NextGen Accuplacer for admissions purposes.
- High School Concurrent students may test with the ACT (National or Residual or PreACT) or SAT (PSAT 10 or National) with only one Residual ACT permitted per year for admissions purposes.
First-time students will be required to remediate when test scores are low, as measured by ACT or Accuplacer (other testing measurements acceptable). Remediation is met with successful completion of remedial course or re-testing.
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ACT Testing (Center Code 034300)
CASC is a test center for National ACT. On-line registration for the National ACT is available at www.act.org. Study and test prep materials may be found online at ACT’s website (search for Online Prep).
CASC also offers Residual ACT testing at both Sallisaw and Poteau campuses. Several changes have been made to testing procedures. Students must pre-pay the $55.00 testing fee, and present this paid receipt, picture ID, Social Security Number card or number to gain admissions to Residual Testing. Students desiring to enroll under High School Concurrent enrollment should test with the National ACT (best for transfer purposes), but, may use ACT Residual test results (one time per year) to determine Concurrent Enrollment admissions and course enrollment eligibility. Residual ACT test scores are valid only at CASC.
Residual ACT Test Schedule (dates valid for both Poteau & Sallisaw campus locations)
|(2020) March 12, 26; April 16, 23; May 7, 21; June 11, 25|
Student may reserve their seat online at https://carlalbert.edu/student-services/testing and confirm day/time for either the Poteau or Sallisaw test sites. Students must present paid receipt and picture ID, and have Pencils and ACT approved calculator, and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to test time.
Poteau ACT Residual tests are held in OCAE 1322 . (Questions? Students may call 918-647-1319)
Sallisaw ACT Residual testing is held at the Sallisaw campus in the Mitchell Building Library. (Questions? Students may call 918-775-6977 Ext. 2253).
ACCUPLACER – Placement Testing
ACCUPLACER test results are used to measure a student’s readiness to enroll into college level courses, such as ENGL 1113 or college math courses. It can be used as a secondary testing tool for students under age 21, or as a primary testing measurement for students ages 21 and over. Students are admitted to CASC, given their CASC student ID number, and may then walk-in for ACCUPLACER testing at the Poteau campus. Students testing at the Sallisaw campus should telephone to confirm testing availability and time.
CASC currently uses ACCUPLACER’ Next-Generation placement tests. The NextGEn ACCUPLACER has been redesigned to more effectively help CASC place students into freshman-level courses. Students may find study guides for ACCUPLACER at:
- Next Generation ACCUPLACER: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/educator/next-generation
- Some materials may also found at the college’s libraries.
High school concurrent students may test with Next-Generation Accuplacer after having first tested with ACT or SAT. Then, the NextGen Accuplacer may be used as a secondary evaluation for course placement purposes.
Assessment Testing and Placement
CASC’s developmental studies include an alternate “fast-track” enrollment where eligible students may co-enroll into the college-level course with a one cr-hr “refresher” lab. CASC uses high school performance measurements (GPA and math core completions) in combination with the ACT test results to determine remediation or fast-track or college readiness in English and math placement. In accordance with CASC’s remediation and assessment policy, cut-off scores are used by the Office of Admissions to evaluate a student’s initial placement into college-level coursework (in English, Math, and Sciences) or into remedial coursework. Students are provided an Evaluation Form at time of original admissions and enrollment.
CASC ‘s Assessment Plan evaluates incoming freshman students upon initial admissions using the following test results and high school performance measurements and places freshman students into freshman-level courses or remedial courses. CASC uses testing and multiple measurements to place students into college level courses or deficiency enrollment courses. The Office of Admissions will evaluate a student’s credentials and then document course placement to the student’s record on the Evaluation Form. This form and the Assessment table is used in enrollment and advisement.
Placement and Remediation Assessments 2019-2020 (used for first-year entering freshman and transfer admissions)
Placement and Remediation Assessments 2019-2020 (Spring 2020 revision)
High school concurrent enrollment students are not evaluated using the same guidelines as incoming freshman. Concurrent students must first be admitted with either an ACT or SAT testing product, and then may be enrolled into courses using the Accuplacer. High school concurrent students are not permitted to enroll into zero-level courses while a high school student. The following table describes testing scores required for the concurrent student to enroll into college-level courses.