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Developmental Courses - 505.2

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Developmental Courses
Policy Number: 505.2
Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (review date)
 

Policy:

The developmental courses at UALR are MATH 0300 Elementary Algebra, MATH 0301 Intermediate Algebra, RHET 0310 Composition Fundamentals, and READ 0310 College Reading. UALR’s admission policy requires that all developmental courses be completed during a student’s first 42 hours of course work.

Students may not take any developmental course at UALR more than twice. A student is considered to have taken a developmental course if he or she receives a grade of NC or W for the course. Students who have failed to pass a particular developmental course twice should speak to their advisors or the department offering the course to explore other options for covering the material. A student is not considered to have taken a developmental course if he or she has been granted academic clemency since that time.

Developmental Courses and GPA
Grades from developmental courses will not be computed into a student’s official grade point average (GPA). Credit hours earned from developmental courses do not count towards the minimum required for the student’s degree.

Course Eligibility, Requirements, and Developmental Course Options*

RHET 1311 Composition I

  • A minimum ACT English score of 19 or a minimum SAT I verbal score of 460 is required for enrollment in RHET 1311 Composition I. RHET 0310 Composition Fundamentals, is offered for students who do not meet the minimum requirement for Composition I.
  • Students with an ACT English score of 29 or greater or an SAT II writing score of 630 or greater are automatically exempted from Composition I. They may enroll either in Honors Composition or in Composition II to complete the core curriculum composition requirement.

Honors Composition

  • Students with an ACT English score of 27 or greater or an SAT II writing score of 600 or greater who also have an A or B in high school English are invited to enroll in RHET 1320 Honors Composition.
  • Students who feel they qualify for Honors Composition but who do not receive invitations should contact the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at (501) 569‐3160. The three‐hour Honors Composition course satisfies the core curriculum requirement.

MATH 0301 Intermediate Algebra 3

  • ACT math score of 19‐20.
  • SAT Math score between 460‐499 or other suitable placement test scores.
  • Successful completion of Math 0300 – Elementary Algebra or equivalent course.

MATH 1302 College Algebra or MATH 1315 College Mathematics**

  • ACT Math score of 21+.
  • SAT Math score of 500+.
  • Other suitable placement test scores.
  • Successful completion of Math 0301 – Intermediate Algebra or equivalent course.***

MATH 1303 Trigonometry, MATH 1342 Business Calculus or MATH 1311 Applied Calculus I

  • Score of 53 on the CLEP over Mathematics 1302 College Algebra.
  • Meet prerequisites for Mathematics 1302 and score of 86 on the College Level Mathematics Test.

MATH 1304 Calculus I

  • Meet prerequisites for MATH 1302 or MATH 1303 and score of 103 on the College Level Mathematics Test.

MATH 1305 Calculus II

  • A grade of 2 or greater on the AP Calculus AB Test.
  1. Courses in signing systems other than ASL such as manually coded English and conversational sign language will normally not apply. Contact the Department Counseling, Adult and Rehabilitation Education (CARE) for more information.
  2. Enrollment in a course before completion of prerequisites will result in administrative withdrawal from that course.
  3. New prerequisites Core Mathematics courses. Beginning with the fall 2009 semester, the following mathematics courses will have new prerequisites for entrance. These prerequisites apply to all new students enrolling at UALR for fall 2009 and later and who will graduate under the 2009-2010 (or later) Undergraduate Catalog. Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, ALL STUDENTS regardless of academic standing will be required to use the new prerequisites.
  4. The Mathematics Placement Tests, given by Testing Services, may be used instead of ACT or SAT test scores if standardized test scores are not required because the student is a transfer student. The Mathematics Placement Tests may also be used by students if ACT or SAT test scores are more than five years old.

MATH 1312 Applied Calculus II

  • A grade of C or greater in MATH 1311 and a score of 103 on the College Level Mathematics Test.

Placement and credit validation in second languages

  • Students who have acquired language skills before enrolling at UALR may request a test to find the level at which to enroll. If the final grade in that course is B or greater, the student will be awarded credit for the prerequisites (up to 12 hours).

Transfer students

  • Students transferring 60 or more credit hours to UALR who have satisfied the English composition requirement at the college previously attended may be exempted from UALR’s core curriculum requirement in English composition. The decision to exempt a student is made by the student’s major department chairperson when the student files a degree plan.

*Enrollment in a course before completion of prerequisites will result in administrative withdrawal from that course.
**New prerequisites Core Mathematics courses. Beginning with the Fall 2009 semester, the following mathematics courses will have new prerequisites for entrance. These prerequisites apply to all new students enrolling at UALR for Fall 2009 and later and who will graduate under the 2009-2010 (or later) Undergraduate Catalog. Beginning with the Fall 2010 semester, ALL STUDENTS regardless of academic standing will be required to use the new prerequisites.
***The Mathematics Placement Tests, given by Testing Services, may be used instead of ACT or SAT test scores if standardized test scores are not required because the student is a transfer student. The Mathematics Placement Tests may also be used by students if ACT or SAT test scores are more than five years old.



Source: UALR Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10, p. 28
Revised:
Approved By: VCESS, April 1, 2010
Custodian: Records and Registration

Updated 1.25.2013