Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 39
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SESSION OF 1920-'21
The following classes of applicants are required to take examinations
for entrance units:
(1) Those coming from unaffiliated schools must be examined or
otherwise tested in all subjects on which they would receive credit.
(2) Graduates from affiliated high schools or holders of any
teachers' certificates, whose approved units are less than fifteen will
be examined for the remaining number of units.
(3) Students from affiliated high schools who are not graduates,
will be required to take examination on all subjects on which they expect
In all cases, if a student, after being permitted to enter a college
class in any department, fails to demonstrate his ability to carry the
course with satisfaction to the professor in charge, the amount of
credit (entrance or college) given may be reduced or cancelled, and
he may be required to enter a lower class.
4. ENTRANCE BY TEACHER'S CERTIFICATE.
.First grade state teachers' certificates, 9 units; permanent state
teachers' certificates, 12 units; graduation from state normal school,
three years' course, 15 units and 9 college credits; graduation from
state normal school, four years' course, 15 units and such college
credit as the student's record shows to have been completed. Deficiencies
must be met by examination or work in the academy.
5. ENTRANCE FROM OTHER COLLEGES.
A student seeking admission from another college must present a
letter of honorable dismissal, a catalogue of the college from which
he comes, and a full statement of the work he has done, including entrance
credits. This statement must be made out on an official blank
and properly signed by the authorities of the college where the work
was done. He will also furnish evidence of good moral character and
honorable standing in the school last attended.
CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS
1. Regular.-A regular student is one who is taking at least fourteen
hours of recitation per week and who conforms to the requirements
leading to a degree.
Regular students are ranked according to the amount of work they
have previously done. The ranks are as follows:
(1) Thirteen entrance units, "Conditional Freshmen."
(2) Fifteen entrance units, "Freshmen."
(3) Fifteen entrance units and as many as nine courses, "Sophomore."
(4) Full entrance and as many as eighteen courses, "Juniors."
(5) Full entrance and as many as twenty-seven courses, "Senior."
2. Irregular.-A student is considered "irregular" when he is taking
the full amount of work but is not meeting the requirements for a
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921, book, June 1920; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45935/m1/41/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.