All entering students who enroll in Associate Degree or certificate programs will be assessed through the administration of the ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or another approved assessment instrument and be placed at the appropriate developmental level as indicated by the assessment results with exceptions to be determined by the Instructional Officers. All placement test results are considered a part of the student’s permanent academic record. Entering students are requested to have the results of all tests they have taken, including the ACT or SAT, forwarded to the College. This information is used in conjunction with the results of the preregistration testing for placement of students in appropriate courses and curricula. Any student enrolled in developmental courses in two or more of the discipline areas shall receive specialized advising based on the student’s unique academic needs.