COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Date of Adoption: October 23, 2003.
Purpose: Develop policies and procedures related to student progress toward degrees and certificates.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28B.50 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-18-002 on August 20, 2003.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
October 24, 2003
Agency Rules Coordinator
WAC 131-12-080 Student progress toward degrees and certificates. In the 2003 legislative session the legislature passed a bill that requires community and technical colleges to adopt policies and procedures to expedite students' progress toward their program goals. The intent of the legislation is to encourage students enrolled in degree or certificate programs to complete their programs with limited additional credits. The policies and procedures should address:
(1) Students who accumulate more than one hundred twenty-five percent of the number of credits required to complete an associate degree or certificate;
(2) Students who have a pattern of dropping more than twenty-five percent of their course load; and
(3) Students who remain on academic probation for more than one quarter.
Colleges will report to the state board for community and technical colleges the policies and procedures that they approve.