2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 15 - Education
§ 15-1821 Special admission of students under age eighteen; enrollment information; reports


AZ Rev Stat § 15-1821 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

15-1821. Special admission of students under age eighteen; enrollment information; reports

A. Each community college district board shall adopt policies that require community colleges under its jurisdiction to admit students under age eighteen who have not yet attained a high school diploma or high school certificate of equivalency and who meet the established requirements of the courses for which they enroll. The Arizona board of regents shall adopt rules that require the universities under its jurisdiction to admit students under age eighteen who have not yet attained a high school diploma or high school certificate of equivalency and who meet the established requirements of the courses for which they enroll.

B. The policies and rules as provided in subsection A of this section shall include the following provisions:

1. A student under age eighteen shall not be denied admission because of age, lack of a high school diploma or high school certificate of equivalency, grade in school, lack of permission of school officials or lack of concurrent enrollment in a public or private school, if the student has achieved at least a specified score on a college entrance examination.

2. A community college or university that admits a student pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subsection may limit the number of semester credit hours in which the student may enroll to no less than six semester credit hours.

3. A student admitted to a community college or university pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subsection is not guaranteed admission to a specific degree program or to all courses offered by the community college or university.

C. Each community college district and the Arizona board of regents shall provide all high schools in this state with information that describes the policies and rules, as appropriate, the types of courses available and other information related to the enrollment of students under the age of eighteen. Each unified or high school district school shall make this information available to all students in at least grades nine through twelve.

D. On or before November 15 of each year, the Arizona board of regents shall submit a report to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the state board of education and shall provide a copy of this report to the secretary of state on students under eighteen years of age who had not yet attained a high school diploma or high school certificate of equivalency and who were enrolled in a university course or a program for university credit during the time period of September of the previous fiscal year through August of the current fiscal year. The annual report shall include at least the following:

1. The number of students who were enrolled.

2. A general narrative of the types of courses or programs in which the students were enrolled.

3. The rules adopted pursuant to subsection A of this section.

E. On or before September 30 of each year, each institution under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents shall submit to the Arizona board of regents in the form specified by the Arizona board of regents the information that the Arizona board of regents needs to compile the report required in subsection D of this section.

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