College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) Requirement

Effective September 15, 2011, the College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement was eliminated by the Board of Governors and is no longer required for graduation. Students enrolled at UCF during Fall 2011 and thereafter do not need to satisfy the CLAS requirement.

The College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) was administered from October 1982 to June 2009 to students seeking an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or baccalaureate degree from a Florida public college or university. The CLAST was one of several ways that students could demonstrate proficiency of the College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement.

The CLAST was part of Florida’s system of educational accountability and measured student’s attainment of the college-level communication and mathematics skills commensurate with successful completion of lower division course work identified by the faculties of community colleges and state universities through the College Level Academic Skills Project (CLASP).

The CLAST consisted of four areas: essay, English language skills, reading, and mathematics.

For additional information please refer to the Florida Department of Education website at or contact us.