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STUDENT-ATHLETE HANDBOOK 2004-2005





















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Anthony McKenzie Former MFB Shawn Hay Former MFB

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Student-athletes have responded positively to the academic demands and support services available at the University of South Florida. The percentage of student-athletes that attain a 3.0 GPA or better each semester continues to be impressive. Academic Support Services for our student-athletes include student-athlete orientation and priority registration, academic advising, the EXCEL academic monitoring program, academic counseling, tutorial services (lab and individual), supervised study hall, academic travel monitors, computer lab, workshops and seminars, career counseling/major placement and community outreach. The Academic Support Services for our student-athletes and the staff listed below are centrally housed in the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC), located in the Intercollegiate Athletics facility (ATH 2300).

Academic Support Staff/Athletics Department/ATH Suite 2300
Name Area Telephone E-Mail
Phyllis LaBawAssociate Athletic Director
Academic Support Services & Student-Athlete Development
974-4073 labaw@admin.usf.edu
Cindy MooreAssistant Athletic Director 974-3007 cmoore@admin.usf.edu
Carine NotterCoordinator Academic Services/Advisor 974-5017 notter@admin.usf.edu
Courtney LewellenCounselor 974-7548 lewellen@admin.usf.edu
Tutorial StaffAcademic Services 974-5017n/a

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Academic Enrichment Center Hours of Operation:
Monday8:00am - 05:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 05:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 05:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 05:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 05:00pm


Tutorial Lab Hours of Operation:
Sunday06:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday8:00am - 10:00am 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 10:00am 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 10:00am 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 10:00am 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday8:00am - 10:00am


Computer Lab and Study Lounge Hours of Operation:
Sunday06:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday8:00am - 05:00pm 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 05:00pm 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 05:00pm 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 05:00pm 06:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday8:00am - 05:00pm

Required study hall hours can only be documented Monday through Friday 8am-5pm or by individual team monitoring at HOLLY Community Room L.

Academic Advising Office

The main purpose of the University of South Florida is to educate. As a student of the University, your education should be your primary goal. The entire Athletic Department is wholly committed to providing you with quality academic support services to be successful at USF. Every effort is made to make our transition experience to the University of South Florida positive and rewarding. From the initial recruiting process, through orientation, and to the time of graduation, we encourage you to remain in continual contact with the Academic Support Service Development staff. The Academic Advising staff will serve as your primary resource to develop a program of study, plan your course schedule for each semester and monitor your academic progress. Collectively, this unit will never lose sight of the need to construct the best "educational package", which will enhance the student- athlete's "recruitment" possibilities as a graduate of the University of South Florida.

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Academic Monitoring Program (EXCEL)

New freshman and transfer student-athletes and continuing student-athletes who have not attained a benchmark GPA will have the opportunity to participate in EXCEL. As a participant, each student-athlete will meet at least weekly with their assigned EXCEL Counselor. Together, they will coordinate a week by week course(s) study plan for each semester. Student-athletes are strongly encouraged to adhere to the academic referrals for additional resources (i.e. academic coaching, tutoring, professor meetings, etc.).

  • EXCELparticipants must document four (4) hours per week of supervised study hall time.
  • All EXCEL participants must meet with their EXCEL counselor by Friday of the 1st week of classes.
  • All EXCEL participants must provide their counselor with all course syllabi by Friday of the 1st week of classes.
  • All EXCEL participants with their Excel Counselor must set up scheduled weekly meetings and will be required to meet twice per week.

    Performance and attendance will be closely monitored by the EXCEL Counselor and communicated to Head Coach. Professor communication is an integral part of the program. Academic planning is a collaborate effort utilizing calendars to coordinate course requirements, practice and/or competition schedules, study hall, EXCEL, tutoring and all additional outside commitments. Time management is a priority and a key to the success of our student-athletes.

    Upon completion of their first semester and upon the discretion of the Associate Athletic Director, student-athletes earning a 3.25 USF GPA with at least twelve (12) USF semester hours of "C" or higher grades will be excused from EXCEL.

    Study Hall Procedures

  • EXCEL participants must document 4 hours per week.
  • Supervised study hall is available Monday through Friday 8-5 pm at ATH 2300 study lounge.
  • In addition, evening study hall will be available via reservations by Head or Assistant Coach. Reservation for evening study hall at Holly Community Room, should be made through Carine Notter at 974-5017. These hours will count towards the four required weekly study hall hours.
  • Study hall time will not be awarded for tutoring, library, study group, computer lab, etc.
  • It is the responsibility of the student-athlete to correctly sign in and out with the monitor.

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Tutorial Services

The goal of Athletic Academic Center's Tutorial Program is to provide comprehensive tutorial support services for USF student-athletes. The program is regulated in compliance with NCAA rules as well as regulations stated by University of South Florida and Conference USA. Athletic Academic Center tutors are qualified individuals who are well-trained in the areas they tutor. All tutors/study partners must have completed the entire application and training process with the Athletic Academic Enrichment Center before they will be permitted to tutor student-athletes. Tutors are thoroughly trained in all rules and regulations and are active in helping to ensure academic integrity and ethical behavior.

Tutorial and study-hall services are available at the beginning the second week of classes of each semester. Tutoring is a privilege extended to student-athletes and is one of the most important academic support services provided. Student-athletes are encouraged to utilize the tutorial services throughout the entire semester. Student-athletes are first encouraged to seek assistance from the course instructors or teaching assistant(s). It is important to understand that the tutor cannot replace regular class attendance and completion of class assignments. Student-athlete's are expected to be prepared for the session by reviewing the material, anticipating questions and problems, focus on learning the principles and applying them to the material. If you have difficulty working effectively with a specific tutor consult the Coordinator of the AEC, an Athletic Department Academic Advisor or an Excel Counselor.

Additional Tutorial Services

We strongly recommend pursuing the additional tutorial services available on campus. The following list, as well as the AEC tutors, should be secondary to your primary resource, that being your professor. We encourage all of our student-athletes to visit their professors during their set office hours in the early part of every semester.

Additional Tutorial Services
Name Telephone Location
English Department
(Writing Center)
974-9572CPR 257
Mathematics Dept. Tutoring Schedule
Tutor Lab (Primarily for MAC and MGF courses.) The lab is staffed by graduate students and is free-of-charge. Lab hours for Spring 2004 are: MTWR 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and F 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
974-2643SOC 11
College of Business
Help Lab Tutoring Schedule for Accounting

Click on Member Links and then on Tutoring Schedule
974-4290BSN 3305
College of Business
Help Lab for Statistics/Information Systems
974-5524BSN 1205
Computer labs on Campus:BSN 2404 CTR100
CIS 1034SOC240
CPR 121ENB 228
ENB118ENG 003
Chemistry Department
Help Lab for Organic Chemistry
974-2144CHE 207
Chemistry Department Tutoring Schedule
Help Lab for General Chemistry
974-4238 CHE 106
Engineering Department Tutoring Schedule
The Engineering Tutoring Center offers free walk-in assistance to all students. Tutoring is provided by peer tutors selected by their Engineering departments.
Tutoring is provided in the subjects of:
Calculus I II III, Chemistry I II, College Algebra, Linear System, Pre Calculus, Physics I, Algorithms, Probability, Trignometry, Eng. Statistics, Computer Programming (C++), Unix, Dynamics, Fluids, Statics, Thermodynamics, Thermodynamics systems, Electrical Systems, Organic Chemistry, Intro. to C Programming, Operating Systems.
974-3908ENB 135
All departments suggest Engineering College Council for assistance
Physics Help Lab N/APHY 102D

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Intercollegiate Athletics Book Distribution Procedures

Full scholarship athletes and those athletes receiving a book scholarship will obtain their textbooks in the following manner:

  • Athlete will go to the Academic Enrichment Center (ATH 2300) to obtain their voucher which will list the books required for the semester.
  • The athlete will pick up their books indicated on the list utilizing the voucher and bring them to the Customer Service Desk at the USF Textbook Center.
  • The clerk at the Customer Service Desk will process the voucher which will have previously been provided by the Athletic Department.
  • The athlete will then be given the books.
  • If the athlete has added, or dropped a class he/she must indicate such to the clerk at the Customer Service Desk.
  • If a class has been dropped the athlete should not obtain books for this course.
  • If a class has been added the athlete must see the textbook representative in the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) to obtain a revised book list so that the books for the new course may be obtained. The same voucher will be used by the Book Store if this occurs during the first two weeks of classes.
  • If a class is added subsequent to the first two weeks of classes, the athletes must purchase the books themselves, bring the books and the receipt to Vanessa Smith process a refund for the athlete.
  • If an athlete obtains books and subsequently drops the class within the first two weeks of the semester, they must return the books to the textbook representative in the AEC.
  • All textbooks which are obtained in the manner described above must be returned to textbook representative by the day following the last day of exams in the semester in which they were obtained. Failure to do so will result in a charge placed on their account equal to the full value of the book not returned. NOTE: Athletes are financially responsible for lost books. If student-athletes wish to keep their books, they may purchase them at buy-back value.

USF Athletics Computer Use Policy

The USF Intercollegiate Athletics provides student-athletes and its staff the privilege to use the computer facilities located in the Academic Enrichment Center ATH 2300. The use of the computer facilities is restricted to student-athletes, trainers, team managers, and the athletic staff. The following procedures must be observed. Failure to follow these procedures will result in the LOSS of your computer privileges.

General Information

The Computer Lab has Dell computers with the Windows NT and an HP 4200 laser printer. This service is provided in order for users to write papers, complete computer assignments, register for classes, drop/add courses and to provide a learning environment for computer related subjects. The computers are connected to the University's network system, allowing access to the Library, OASIS, other computer labs on campus, and the Internet. Software provided: Microsoft Office 2000 suite, virus protection, All computers send printouts to the laser printer located in the middle of the lab.

  1. You must have a 3.5" diskette or a Zip disk in order to save your files.
  2. You must run a virus scan on your diskette. If a virus is found, notify the monitor on duty.
  3. No GAMES of any sort are permitted - Playing games on the computers is not allowed.
  4. Absolutely no food, drink or tobacco products are allowed in the Computer Lab.
  5. No horseplay will be tolerated. The Lab is a quiet work area; noise should be kept at a minimum. Please, be considerate towards your fellow students.
  6. You may print only one final copy of a document. This is an NCAA rule. If you need more than one copy of a document, you must use a copier in order to reproduce that document.
  7. Non-academic services such as E-Mail, Chat, and the World Wide Web are not permitted except when required for academic assignment(s).
    TIME SPENT ON THE COMPUTER DOES NOT FULFILL STUDY HALL REQUIREMENTS
  8. You may use the licensed software provided in the lab. You may not use the computers to copy programs (software) or any other copyright files. You may not install any software on the computers or use any illegally duplicated software. Please note that 'pirating' or copying licensed software for your own use is a felony.
  9. Defacing/Damages - students are not allowed to write or make markings of any kind on the equipment. Destruction of the equipment or property is strictly prohibited, and violators will be charged for any damage or destruction. DO NOT ERASE FILES, ICONS, etc., or ALTER THE SETTINGS ON THE COMPUTER, ex., SCREEN SAVERS, BACKGROUND, etc.

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT

    In addition to the above policies, guidelines, and procedures, the USF Athletic Deparment also adheres to the University of South Florida’s policies on academic dishonesty and computer misuse. Please refer to these policies in the USF Student Handbook. Breach of these policies may subject you to disciplinary actions determined by the Office of Academic Affairs of the University of South Florida and/or the Intercollegiate Athletics.

    Academic Summary Reports

    Summary reports are generated from weekly study hall, tutorial, and EXCEL participants.

    Head Coaches (or Academic Coaches) are requested to have non-EXCEL participants complete self-assessments throughout the academic semester.

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    Faculty Awareness and Support

    The Academic Support Services staff believes it is vital to develop a rapport with our faculty . Student-athletes are strongly encouraged to introduce themselves early in the semester and maintain communications throughout. Faculty memebers are invited to tour our center, learn about our academic support services, and participate as part of our support staff. The faculty are supportive of our efforts and that of our student-athletes.

    It is the responsability of the student-athlete to provide each professor a travel and competition schedule. The schedule is now available via Back To Top

    Missed Classes

    The University of South Florida does not have an excuse policy for university sanctioned events. Therefore, missed classes for travel and competition must be clearly communicated to all professors prior to travel and as early as possible. Immediately upon receiving course syllabi, student-athletes should review their course schedule and determine whether or not travel or competition dates conflict with course exams or assignments. The AEC staff attempts to send summary letters detailing travel and competition of student-athletes to all professors prior to the beginning of each semester. It is the student-athlete's responsability at the beginning of the semester to obtain copies of the athletic department's "class absence form" and competition schedule from Carine Notter and to present them to their professors in a timely and respectful manner.

    In general, faculty members are understanding, provided that students inform them prior to travel and as early as possible about anticipated absences.

    If you experience any difficulties in this process, please notify this office. It is the student -athlete's responsibility to inform their professors and follow through with this process.

    Winter/Spring 2005 Team Travel/Class Absence Itineraries

    Men's Basketball Women's Basketball
    Baseball Softball
    Women's Track & Field Men's Track & Field
    Men's Golf Women's Golf
    Sailing Men's Tennis
    Women's Tennis 

    Class Attendance

    Representing the University of South Florida as an intercollegiate athlete is a unique privilege extended to only a select group. Associated with this opportunity is the responsibility on the part of the athlete to maintain a consistent bona fide status as a student.

    Registration of a fulltime course schedule (12 hours) is an NCAA requirement for practice and competition. Certification of fulltime enrollment status will be checked daily by athletic personnel to insure full compliance.

    THEREFORE IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU DO NOT DROP ANY COURSE WITHOUT RECEIVING PRIOR PERMISSION FROM AN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC ADVISOR.

    MANDATORY FIRST CLASS ATTENDANCE is required of all undergraduate students for courses for which they registered prior to the first day of the term. Names of students who register prior to the first day of each term are printed on the first class roll for each course section. The first class roll is used by professors to drop students who do not attend the first day of class. Students having extenuating circumstances beyond their control and who are unable to attend the first class meeting must notify the instructor or department prior to the first class meeting to request a waiver of the first class mandatory attendance requirement. The student is responsible for insuring that he/she has dropped or been dropped from all unwanted courses by the end of the 5th day of classes (the end of the drop and add period).

    Student-Athlete Attendance Policy

    The USF Athletic Department expects all student-athletes to attend classes, to exhibit appropriate behavior and to complete all assignments.

    Attendance at every class and laboratory session is expected for all courses in which you are enrolled. Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between classroom attendance and academic success. If you are having problems with a class, your professor is much more likely to be willing to work with you if you have demonstrated an interest in the course by attending the class. For student-athletes this issue is even more critical because of the days that might be missed due to competition. It is YOUR responsibility to attend class everyday and to be on time.

    The Policy:

    Although the Academic Support and Development staff distribute summary travel/competition letters for the majority of our student-athletes, it is still the responsibility of each student-athlete to inform their professors of impending class absences and for making arrangements to complete all missed work. Problems in completing missed work are to be reported by the end of the next class day to the counselors in the Academic Enrichment Center.

    In 1989, the BOR implemented rules regarding class attendance for student who are ambassadors of the University, including student-athletes. The rule states that any such students are expected to attend all classes and final exams.

    STATE OF FLORIDA LEGISLATION

    6C-6.020 Classroom Attendance of Student-Athletes
    1. The universities shall establish class attendance policies for student-athletes who are members of intercollegiate teams. These policies shall provide sanctions when the policy is violated and shall include, but not be limited to, suspension in the athletes' sport for the remainder of the season.
    2. Student-athletes on intercollegiate teams shall be required to complete all final examinations or evaluations and continue in satisfactory academic standing, as defined by each university, in order to maintain eligibility during post-season games, the upcoming semester , and the next competitive season.

    In compliance with BOR Rule #6C-6.020 (Classroom Attendance of Student Athletes), the University of South Florida has adopted a Student-Athlete Class Attendance Policy to ensure the consistent enforcement of rules regarding class attendance.

    The Academic Support and Development staff will use the following methods to monitor class attendance and tardiness to classes:

    • Direct grade check requests
    • Telephone calls to and from professors
    • Electronic communication with professors
    • Personal meetings with professors
    • Random class attendance checks by the Academic Support and Development staff.

    The following circumstances shall constitute an excused absence:

    • Absence due to team/travel and competition
    • Absence due to illness / Student-athlete must provide documentation from Sports Medicine/ Athletic Training staff to both professor and Academic Support and Development staff prior to the next class meeting.
    • Absence due to extenuating personal circumstances such as death in the immediate family/ Student-athlete must notify professor and a member of the Academic Support and Development staff prior to the next class meeting.

    Unexcused absences will be assessed in consideration of how many times a class meets per week for the given semester.

    • For classes that meet one time per week, a student-athlete does not have the availability to miss a class meeting during a semester without penalty. If one unexcused absence is reported for a class that meets one time per week, Athletic Department sanctions will be imposed.
    • For classes that meet twice per week, a student-athlete has the availability to miss one class meeting during the semester without penalty. If more than one unexcused absence is reported for a class that meets twice per week, Athletic Department sanctions will be imposed.
    • For classes that meet three times per week, a student-athlete has the availability to miss two class meetings during the semester without penalty. If more than two unexcused absences are reported for a class that meets three times per week, Athletic Department sanctions will be imposed.
    • For classes that meet four times per week, a student-athlete has the availability to miss three class meetings during the semester without penalty. If more than three unexcused absences are reported for a class that meets four times per week, Athletic Department sanctions will be imposed.
    • For classes that meet five times a week, a student-athlete has the availability to miss four class meetings during the semester without penalty. If more than four unexcused absences are reported for a class that meets five times per week, Athletic Department sanctions will be imposed.

    The following sanctions will be imposed following notification of unexcused absences that exceed the allotted number allowed per the criteria above:

    • Sanction I: Upon first notification that a student-athlete has missed more than that allotted number, a meeting will be scheduled which will include the Associate Athletic Director, Academic Support and Development and the Head Coach. At this meeting, it will be clearly relayed to the student-athlete (and documented in writing) that an additional absence in the class addressed will result in immediate suspension from the next competition if sport is in season. If the student-athlete’s sport is out of season, the student-athlete will be suspended from the next out of season competition and one week of team activity, excluding strength and conditioning.
    • Sanction II: Upon second notification that a student-athlete has missed more than the allotted number, the student-athlete will be subjected to the sanctions conveyed in writing per Sanction I. The Head Coach, Sport Administrator, and Athletic Director will be notified by the Associate Athletic Director, Academic Support and Development.
    • Sanction III: Upon third notification that a student-athlete has missed more than the allotted number, the student-athlete will be subjected to a suspension period in which the conditions are delineated and documented by the Head Coach, the Associate Athletic Director, Academic Support and Development. The conditions may also include any or all of the following:
      • Scholarship removal
      • Financial liability for courses
      • Parental Notification

    Student-athletes should take note that Head Coaches’ have the right of discretion to implement sanctions more punitive than those stipulated by the Department policy.

    Process to Appeal Unexcused Absences

    If a student-athlete believes the information related to absences is not accurate, he/she has three (3) scholastic class days to formally appeal to the Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Support and Development. This appeal is to be made in person and any pertinent documentation to support the student’s perspective should be presented. The student-athlete’s appeal will be responded to in writing, and copied to Head Coach and Sport Administrator, within two (2) scholastic class days.

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    Academic Awards

    The 3.0 Club has been established to honor student-athletes each academic semester for the last six years who earn a 3.0 GPA or higher. Over 50% of our student-athletes population earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in 2003. Congratulations to the student-athletes who have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in either the Fall 2003 and/or Spring 2004 semesters

    Conference USA - Academic Awards

    Conference USA provides several forms of academic recognition to those student-athletes excelling in the classroom. To be named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, student-athletes must have earned a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. The University of South Florida ranked 3rd in Conference USA with the number of Commissioner Honor Roll awardees of one hundred sevent-six (174) student-athletes honored in 2003-04. To be named as Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal winners, student-athletes must have earned a 3.75 or higher cumulative GPA. Twenty-six student-athletes were honored in 2003-04.

    Commissioner's Academic Medal and Honor Roll

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    Advising / Registration

    The University of South Florida recognizes the demands placed upon the student-athlete and the need to schedule classes during designated time periods. Student-athletes are given first day priority appointments during the early registration time period for the forthcoming semester. Please keep in mind the early registration time periods and plan accordingly to evaluate holds and schedule advising appointments.

    • Fall + Summer Semester simultaneously early registration is Mid-April
    • Spring Semester early registration is Mid November

    Undergraduate Catalog Graduate Catalog Honors Program

    All student-athletes will have the Athletic Department's NCAA (GA) hold preventing registration until academic advising is completed. Remember ACADEMIC ADVISING is MANDATORY for student-athletes prior to accessing your early registration or appointment time.

    OASIS WEB Access

    You may access OASIS from the AEC, campus computer labs, personal computers with modem capabilities.

    Access OASIS to:

    Academic Policies

    Academic Probation and Academic Dissmissal

    The first time the academic record of an undergraduate or non-degree seeking student falls below a cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA), counting only USF grades, he/she will be placed on Academic Probation (AP). If the cumulative GPA is not raised to 2.00 or higher at the end of the next term of enrollment, the student will be placed on Final Academic Probation (FP). A student on Final Academic Probation who fails to raise his/her cumulative USF GPA to 2.00 or higher at the end of the next term of enrollment will be Academically Dismissed (AD) from the university.

    A student admitted to the university on probationary status will be placed on Academic Probation (AP) his/her first term with the above rules related to Final Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal applying. Academic advising prior to registration is mandatory until the student is removed from probationary status.

    Any student who withdraws after the fifth day of classes while on Academic Probation will be placed on Final Academic Probation. Any student who withdraws after the fifth day of classes while on Final Academic Probation or who has been placed on Conditional Readmission by the Academic Regulations Committee will be Academically Dismissed.

    The determination and notification of probationary status or academic dismissal will be made by the Registrar’s Office on the student’s semester grade report and academic record.

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    Evaluation and Testing

    Evaluation and Testing also administers tests required for admission to colleges, graduate and professional schools as well as many other special tests. Examples include the SAT, ACT, CPT, CLAST, TOEFL, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT. Evaluation and Testing administers the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) as well.

    CLAST (College Level Academic Skills Test)

    Clast is a graduation requierement

    CLAST is an achievement test that measures selected communication and mathematics skills adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE). It includes four subtests: essay, English language skills, reading and mathematics. Multiple-choice test items are used to measure reading and mathematics skills. Both multiple choice items and the essay are used to measure English language skills.

    Please note several options for meeting CLAST requirements are available (i.e. a minimum EACT or SATI score or a 2.5 GPA in selected courses). However, none of these options (exceptions or waivers) are acceptable for admission or graduation from programs in the College of Education.

    Successful completion of the CLAST is required to be awarded an AA or baccalaureate degree from USF. (Students transferring in with an AA degree are also required to pass CLAST.)

    • Do not take successful completion of the CLAST exam at all lightly
    • Do not procrastinate taking the exam. Recommendation is to take it for the first time upon completion of Freshman English I & II.

    You must register to take the CLAST in the Office of Evaluation and Testing, SVC 2054, 974-2741 by the deadlines listed below.

    The Commission of Education has established the following registration and test dates for CLAST for the coming year:

    Registration DeadlineTest Date
    September 3, 2004October 2, 2004
    January 21, 2005February 19, 2005
    May 6, 2005June 4, 2005

    An alternate administration is held on the Tuesday following each regular administration of CLAST. This administration is open only to students who were registered for but could not participate in the regular administration because of health or religious reasons, duty assignment in the military, administrative error on the part of the institution, or participation in an authorized school function.

    Passing scores on CLAST have been established by the State Board of Education as follows:

    EssayELS ReadingMathematics
    10/1/92 & later6 295295 295

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    CLAST Registration

    CLAST registration holds may be in place if you have reached the following academic status:

    45 earned HoursFirst time taker. You will be placed on a "TC" hold until you have registered for the CLAST exam.
    70 earned HoursYou will be placed on a "TS" hold if you have not passed any or all parts of the CLAST or have not met a CLAST exemption. You may not register for classes until you meet with the designated college CLAST advisor. A student is required to participate in remediation for only one failed subtest per term.
    96 earned HoursYou will be placed on a "TL" hold if you still have not passed any or all parts of the CLAST.
    YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER FOR ANY COURSES, EXCEPT REMEDIATION. This may make you ineligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics.
    You will be placed on "TM" hold if you signed up for the CLAST and did not show.
    Must sign-up for the exam and sign a contract adhering to attendance for the next administration. Students who are absent from a CLAST administration twice without valid documentation of an emergency may have their registration cancelled.

    For more information on CLEP and Bright Futures Scholarships click on the underlined links.

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    Academic Calendar for Undergraduate Students 2004-2005
    Fall Semester 2004
    August 23, MondayClasses Begin
    August 27, Friday Last Day to Withdraw/Drop and Receive Full
    Refund of Registration Fees
    August 27, Friday Last Day to Add Courses
    August 27, Friday Last Day to Pay Fees
    September 3, Friday CLAST Registration Deadline
    September 6, Monday Labor Day Holiday
    September 17, Friday Deadline to apply for graduation
    October 2, Saturday CLAST Adminstration Day
    October 29, Friday Last Day to Drop/Withdraw from Classes
    November 11, Thursday Veteran's Day Holiday
    November 25-26, Thursday-Friday Thanksgiving Holiday
    December 3, Friday Classes End
    December 4-10, Monday-Friday Final Exam Week
    December 11, Sunday Commencement
    Spring Semester 2005
    January 10, MondayClasses Begin
    January 14, Friday Last Day to Withdraw/Drop and Receive Full
    Refund of Registration Fees
    January 14, Friday Last Day to Add Courses
    January 14, Friday Last Day to Pay Fees
    January 17, Monday Martin Luther King Holiday
    January 21, Friday CLAST Registration Deadline
    February 4, Friday Deadline to apply for graduation
    February 19, Saturday CLAST Adminstration Day
    March 25, Friday Last Day to Drop/Withdraw from Classes
    March 14-19, Monday-FridaySpring Semester Break
    April 29, Friday Classes End
    April 30- May 6, Saturday-Friday Final Exam Week
    May 6, Friday CLAST Registration Deadline
    May 7, Saturday Commencement
    Summer Semester 2005
    Session A (6 Week Session)
    May 16, MondayClasses Begin
    May 20, Friday Last Day to Withdraw/Drop and Receive Full
    Refund of Registration Fees
    May 20, Friday Last Day to Add Courses
    May 20, Friday Last Day to Pay Fees
    May 30, Monday Memorial Day Holiday
    June 3, Friday Last Day to Drop/Withdraw from Classes
    June 4, SaturdayCLAST Adminstration
    June 10, Friday Deadline to apply for graduation
    June 24, FridayClasses End
    Session B (6 Week Session)
    July 5, MondayClasses Begin
    July 11, Tuesday Last Day to Withdraw/Drop and Receive Full
    Refund of Registration Fees
    July 4, Monday Independence Day Holiday
    July 11, Tuesday Last Day to Add Courses
    July 11, Tuesday Last Day to Pay Fees
    August 5, Friday Last Day to Drop/Withdraw from Classes
    August 12, FridayClasses End
    August 13, Saturday Commencement
    Session C (10 Week Session)
    May 16, MondayClasses Begin
    May 20, Friday Last Day to Withdraw/Drop and Receive Full
    Refund of Registration Fees
    May 20, Friday Last Day to Add Courses
    May 20, Friday Last Day to Pay Fees
    May 30, Monday Memorial Day Holiday
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