Academic Advising Center
Beginning Freshman Assessment and Advisement Form
The Beginning Freshman Form (BFA) is essential in advising beginning freshmen. The form lists the student's highest ACT scores in English, Math, Reading, and Science along with any required placement test(s) scores and required classes. The Advisor must note if there are any REQUIRED classes and advise the student accordingly. All documents on this page are PDFs and will open in a new window. To open a PDF document, you must have Adobe Reader. Download it free here.
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STUDENT NUMBER: ID Number
ADMISSION: Click here to see Admission categories in the University Catalog
HIGH SCHOOL GPA (if available)
HIGH SCHOOL RANK
ASSESSMENT DATE: Date student took the entry level assessment test(s)
DATE PRINTED: Date the form was printed
CATALOG YEAR: Catalog that contains degree plan that student must complete
HIGHEST COMPOSITE ACT SCORE
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AREA: English, Math, Reading, and Science are the areas tested by the ACT and by entry-level assessment tests.
HIGHEST ACT SCORES: Highest ACT sub score is the highest score that the student has attained in the corresponding area of the ACT. If the student has taken the test more than once the scores may be from different ACT tests and may not equal the Highest Composite ACT Score listed at the top of the form.
COURSE PLACEMENT: English, Math, Reading and Science Students with scores above 19 in any area or students who score above the cut score on the placement test(s) will be UNRESTRICTED.
Students who have a skills deficiency, score below 19 on the subject area and score below the cut score, will be RESTRICTED and the course that they are required to take will be listed.
Curricular deficiencies, student did not take required high curriculum, are noted by SEE CONTRACT the student contract will be in the student's advisement folder. Refer to the contract for required courses and time limits. For more information see Policy of Remediation of High School Curricular Deficiencies in the current catalog.
**As noted by ** the required courses for curricular and skills deficiencies in English, Math, and Science must be completed within the student's first 24 hours attempted. For more information on curricular and skills deficiencies see the Policy of Remediation of High School Curricular Deficiencies in the current catalog form
Computerized Placement Test InformationFor entry-level assessment students take the COMPASS Test, (Score Range 0 - 99). Before 2000 the Computerized Placement Test (CPT - Score Range 0 - 120) was used. A score of 999, NR, or blank in AREA column indicates that the student was not required to take the entry-level assessment test in this area.
Science Test Informationif the student scores less than 19 in Science Reasoning on the ACT, test placement will be determined by scores on the COMPASS Math and Reading tests
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Help may be found in the following locations on campus: List of on campus locations and phone numbers for student assistance in a variety of areas.
Advising Notes: Student should be encouraged to take notes in this area of the student's copy of the BFA. Advisors may keep notes on their copy of the BFA. The initial advisor should sign the form and place it in the students folder.
Computerized Placement Test Information
For entry level assessment students take the COMPASS Test, (Score Range 0 - 99). Before 2000 the Computerized Placement Test (CPT - Score Range 0 - 120) was used. A score of 999, NR, or blank in AREA column indicates that the student was not required to take the entry-level assessment test in this area.
Science Test Information
If the student scores less than 19 in Science Reasoning on the ACT, test placement will be determined by scores on the COMPASS Math and Reading tests.