Remedial Enrollment Policy

New students will be notified during the admission process if remediation is required. Students in need of remediation must consistently be enrolled in such courses until all are completed. Students receiving an Arkansas Challenge Scholarship MUST complete all remediation within the first 30 attempted credit hours (typically one academic year). Failure to progress to completion of remedial courses can result in loss of scholarship funds and/or suspension from the university. To encourage the completion of remedial courses during the first year of college work, all students are limited to one repeat of a remedial course. Any grade other than “W” in a remedial course is counted as a repeat.

Students in need of remediation will be limited to enrolling in 15 credit hours until all remedial courses are completed with a “C” grade or better. Students who do not perform at a C-level or above may request a NC = No Credit grade from the course instructor. Students are not permitted to enroll in upper division courses (i.e., 3000/4000 level) until all remediation is complete. The form for requesting an NC can be obtained from the Registrar’s web page. Remedial courses do not count toward graduation and grades earned will not contribute to cumulative GPA. However, the grades for remedial courses will be computed in the semester/term GPA and will thus apply accordingly to academic standing. Student enrolled in remedial courses may drop/withdraw without instructor permission. The regular university drop/withdraw deadlines will apply. Students are encouraged to discuss enrollment decisions in advance with an academic advisor.

Test Scores Requiring Remediation

Test scores within the following ranges will require that the student complete the corresponding remedial course. To avoid completing remediation, incoming students must submit scores above what is listed below. ACCUPLACER scores were not established before publication of the 2016-2017 Academic Catalog. Please visit with the Admission Office for more information. 

         ENG 0423 Basic English

         ACT: 0 – 18

         SAT: 0 – 469

         ASSET: 0 - 44

         COMPASS: 0 – 79

         RDG 0043 Academic Reading

         ACT: 0 – 18

         SAT: 0 – 469

         ASSET: 0 – 44

         COMPASS: 0 – 82

         MTH 0003 Elementary Algebra

         ACT: 0 – 16

         SAT: 0 – 390

         ASSET: 0 – 33

         COMPASS: 0 – 25

         MTH 0013 Intermediate Algebra

         Mandated ACT: 17 – 19;

         Mandated SAT: 400 – 471

         Mandated ASSET: 34 – 40

         Mandated COMPASS: 26-41