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How to enroll in the English classes

<h1><strong>New Students</strong></h1>
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<li>Complete the enrollment form.  You can obtain one here or you can come to our main campus in Auburndale for it.  You have to bring the form personally to our main campus in Auburndale, in order to complete the enrollment process.</li>
<li>Bring any form of identification with photo.</li>
<li>Personnel will set you an appointment with the date and time you will come to take the CASAS test.</li>
<li>On the day of the test, bring $20 for the testing fee and $30 for the tuition fee.  The school does <strong><u>NOT</u></strong> accept bills larger than $20.  Credit/Debit cards or personal checks are <strong><u>NOT</u></strong> accepted.</li>
<li>Be prepared to be testing for 2-3 hours.</li>
<li>When you finish the placement test, you will receive a copy of your scores and the completed Admissions Pass.</li>
<li>Proceed to pay the tuition fee ($30).  The employee that will take the money will also give you a starting date.</li>
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<h1>CASAS test</h1>
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<h3>What is <strong>CASAS</strong>?</h3>
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<li><strong>CASAS</strong> is the most widely used competency-based assessment system in the United States designed to assess the relevant real-world basic skills of adult learners. <strong>CASAS</strong> measures the basic skills and the English language and literacy skills needed to function effectively at work and in life.  For more than three decades, <strong>CASAS</strong>, a nonprofit organization, has strengthened the efforts of education and business and industry to transition people age 16 and older to postsecondary education and workplace success.  <strong>CASAS</strong> is used nationally and internationally and is validated by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor.  The primary focus of <strong>CASAS</strong> is adult education and workforce development — identifying the needs and providing the solutions.</li>
<li><strong>Basically, it is a placement test that would allow us determine your English skills level.</strong></li>
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<h3>Is there a cost to take the CASAS test?</h3>
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<li>Yes, there is a $20.00 fee to take the test. The school only accepts bills not larger than $20 or a money order.  CREDIT/DEBIT cards or checks are <strong><u>NOT</u></strong>  Please bring the <strong>EXACT</strong> amount.</li>
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<h3>How long does it take to complete the CASAS?</h3>
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<li>It takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete the test.</li>
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<h3>How can I take the test?</h3>
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<li>You need to have submitted the enrollment form and completed the process. Then, you set a date and a time with the school personnel to take the test.  <strong><u>CASAS test is given by appointment only.</u></strong></li>
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<h3>What do I need to bring on the day I take the test?</h3>
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<li>Test fee of $20</li>
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<h3>What is <strong><u>NOT</u></strong> allowed during testing?</h3>
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<li>Children are <strong><u>NOT</u></strong> allowed in the testing room.</li>
<li>No electronic devices are permitted during testing (Examples: cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, beepers, CDs, DVDs, radios, iPods, etc.)  Possession of such devices may be cause for test invalidation.</li>
<li><strong><u>NO</u></strong> food or drinks are permitted in the testing room.</li>
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<h3>What are the testing dates and times?</h3>
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<li>Testing dates and times are BY <strong><u>APPOINTMENT ONLY</u></strong>.</li>
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