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Critical Success Factor 6_98

Critical Success Factor 6_98

Critical Success Factor: (6) ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Performance Indicator: (6A) SAT AND ACT SCORES OF STUDENT BODY Measure: Percent of first-time entering freshmen who take the SAT or ACT test who meet or exceed the Commission approved target score on such tests.

This measure is not applicable to the technical colleges or to MUSC

Definition: Target scores (based on approximate national averages) are defined as 1000 (SAT) and 21 (ACT). Scores of first-time entering freshmen at each institution to be used in calculating the percent meeting or exceeding the benchmark will include: the combined score (verbal and math) of the student’s SAT score (recentered) and/or ACT composite scores, of ALL first-time entering freshmen test takers (including provisional students).

Method of Reporting: CHEMIS data.

 
Performance Indicator: (6B) HIGH SCHOOL STANDING, GRADE POINT AVERAGES, AND ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDENT BODY Measure: The percentage of first-time entering freshmen who meet one of the following: 1) have a high school rank in the top 30% percent of their senior year class; or 2.) have a converted grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) upon completion of their senior year

In order to receive credit for this measure, the institution must demonstrate that it has a process for considering activities of the student body in admissions decisions.

This measure is not applicable to the technical colleges or to MUSC.

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Definition: Student body activities include participation in a school’s extracurricular activities or in other non-school sponsored activities.

High school GPA is defined as a student’s high school grade point average upon completion of high school. The GPA will be reported as provided by the high school and converted to a 4.0 scale. If the high school does not report a GPA, then the college can calculate one using all courses taken.

High school rank is defined as the students ranking (expressed as a percentage) of their senior year class.

Method of Reporting: CHEMIS Data and institutional reports.

 
Performance Indicator: (6C) POSTSECONDARY NON-ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENT BODY Measure: Approval by the institution of a policy for non-traditional students that provides for consideration of work  and/or public service experience in the admissions process in the awarding of prerequisite credit and course credit, consistent with the following principles:

1) The institution approval should include the appropriate decision making body(ies) at the institution .

2) Consideration for admission purposes should be based on substantive work and/or public service experience that demonstrates proficiencies comparable to academic proficiencies usually required for admissions.

3) Consideration for rewarding credit should be based on substantive work and/or public service experience that demonstrates proficiencies comparable to academic proficiencies and skill levels in the college level courses for which pre-requisite credit or course credit is awarded.

4) The policy for awarding credit should include an overall maximum number of hours of credit that can be awarded for work and/or public service experience for any one student.

5) The policy should establish a definition for the non-traditional students to whom it applies, including minimum age, minimum length of time not enrolled in school prior to enrolling or resuming education at the institution, and minimum number of years of work or public service experience required before credit is awarded.

6) The policy should be consistent with other applicable institutional policies such as those for the awarding of credit by examination (CLEP examination or institutional challenge examinations).

This is a Yes/No measure.

Definition: The definitions of appropriate body(ies), substantive work, public service, and proficiencies and skill levels in the college level courses for which credit is awarded will be decided by the institution.

Non-traditional student will be defined by the institution with regard to age, length of time out of school, and length of time in work or public service

Method of Reporting: Institutional reports

  Performance Indicator: (6D) PRIORITY ON ENROLLING IN-STATE STUDENTS Measure: The ratio of enrolled in-state undergraduate students to total undergraduate students.Example: ( in-state undergraduate students / total undergraduate students)

This measure is not applicable to the USC Regional campuses or the Technical Colleges

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Definition: In-state residents are defined as 'In-state for fee purposes'

Method of Reporting: CHEMIS Data