Alternate Remediation Options

Statewide policy allows non-exempt students to pursue college developmental education through alternatives to the traditional college prep courses offered by the College. This includes private providers of instruction. Non-Exempt students who pursue alternate remediation will be required to pass a placement test to document the attainment of required skills. A minimum of two weeks must transpire between each Alternate Remediation effort and test administration.

Alternate remediation may be completed through commercial or post-secondary institutional online coursework that leads to a certificate of completion in specific subjects of need. Tuition and cost vary, but many resources are available free of charge. An internet search will indicate several resources available.

Alternative methods of instruction may include student self-directed study via online skill development programs, such as Alex or MyFoundations Lab, a free tool available through EFSC. For information and short-term enrollment options, students are advised to contact their campus Learning Lab for more information. The student must provide documentation of 12-15 hours of progressive review prior to retesting. Documentation of successful review must be provided to the campus testing specialist as evidence of remediation effort. If the student demonstrates competency by achieving college ready cut scores, they may progress to college level coursework in the subject area without enrollment in developmental education.

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