FAQ - Academic Foundations

As part of the CF enrollment process, students are assessed in the skill areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Based on this assessment, students may be placed in developmental courses in one or more of the skill areas. These courses provide the critical foundation for student success in college-level English, reading or math courses.. Students who are placed in these classes may take a limited number of college level courses in each curriculum area as follows:

1. A student placed into Academic Foundations mathematics may not register for any college-level mathematics course until the Academic Foundations requirement in mathematics is successfully completed. Additionally, no course with a mathematics prerequisite or co-requisite may be taken.

2. A student placed into Academic Foundations English or reading may not register for college-level English (ENC 1101, Freshman Composition Skills I) until the Academic Foundations requirement has been successfully completed. In addition, no course which has ENC 1101 as a prerequisite or co-requisite may be taken.

3. A student placed into Academic Foundations reading may not take any college-level reading course or ENC 1101 until the Academic Foundations requirement has been successfully completed. In addition, no course which has ENC 1101 as a prerequisite or co-requisite may be taken.

All students required to enroll in an Academic Foundations course may elect to seek an alternative source for remedial instruction. The alternatives may include but not be limited to a private provider, Continuing Education, or the Learning Support Center.

Any student who tests into any Academic Foundations course or who selects an alternative method of instruction is encouraged to begin enrolling immediately in the Academic Foundations coursework and maintain continuous enrollment in Academic Foundations coursework until all Academic Foundations requirements have been satisfied. Once a student completes 12 credit hours of college level coursework, the student will then be permitted to enroll only in Academic Foundations coursework until all prep requirements have been satisfied.

Students should enroll in at least one Academic Foundations course in their first term. A student may take other appropriate college-level courses in addition to Academic Foundations courses if a student chooses to do so; however, all Academic Foundations courses must be completed prior to enrolling in more than 12 hours of college-level courses.

Failure to comply with this rule will affect a student’s ability to enroll in college-level courses and may affect a student’s financial aid award.

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