A course will be deemed remedial for Title IV award purposes if it meets any of the following criteria.
- Any classes designated remedial by Kirkwood’s authorizing authority. These classes will be identified by the zero prefix in the course number.
- All English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes.
- Certain classes that are considered remedial for a specific student because it is determined the student needs a course in order to succeed in the entry-level course required for their program.
The following criteria is used to determine whether a course is ‘remedial for the student’.
- Placement test scores recognized by the appropriate academic department that demonstrate a student is not proficient enough to start in the entry-level course within their designated program.
- Academic Advisor determines that a student is not proficient enough to start in the entry-level course within their designated program based on one of the following criteria.
- A two-year time lapse since the subject matter was last studied by the student as documented by a high school or college transcript or a signed statement by the student.
- Lack of proficiency in the subject matter as demonstrated by a high school or college transcript.
- No proficiency in the subject matter as indicated in a signed statement by the student.