Developmental Education & Basic Skills

Trevecca’s developmental education and basic skills courses are for students who fail to establish competency through their ACT scores or are granted admission on academic restriction or probation.

Students required to take these courses may not withdraw from them without permission from the associate director of academic services unless they are withdrawing from all University courses. Any variation in the requirements must be approved by the Academic Services Committee.

Developmental Education Course

Math

Students with math ACT scores of 19 and below will be placed in the developmental mathematics course INT 0960 Intermediate Algebra and required to take it their first year. The course is graded on an S, IP, U, and F basis and does not count toward graduation. It does count as institutional credit in the areas of financial aid and athletic eligibility.

Developmental Education Suspension

  • Students will have four semesters to complete developmental education requirements.
  • Students who do not successfully complete their requirements by the end of their fourth semester of enrollment (spring or fall) will be suspended for the following semester and until they submit a transcript from another college or university with a course equivalent to the developmental or college level course requirement.
  • Students who exceed absence limits in INT 0960 during any semester will be suspended from all University classes for the following semester.
  • Students may appeal their suspension if there are extenuating circumstances. Appeals for waiver of suspension must be submitted in writing to the Academic Services Committee.

Basic Skills Courses

English

Students with English ACT scores of 17 and below will be placed in ENG 1010 Introduction to Rhetoric and ENG 1010L Introduction to Rhetoric/Lab, a component taken concurrently with ENG 1010. Both courses carry regular University credit. ENG 1010 is graded on a regular letter grade basis, and ENG 1010L is graded on an S/IP/U/F basis.

Academic Restriction

Students granted admission on academic restriction with an ACT composite of 18 and above, will be placed in INT 1010 Study Skills. INT 1010 carries regular University credit and is graded on a regular letter grade basis. This course is also open to all students as an elective.

Students granted admission on academic restriction with an ACT composite of 17 and below will be required to take INT 1210 Fundamentals of Student Success I, which carries regular University credit and is graded on a regular letter grade basis. Students who carry less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA after completing Fundamentals of Student Success I will be placed in INT 1220 Fundamentals of Student Success II.

Academic Probation

Students granted admission on academic probation will be placed in INT 1150 Engaging Academic Success. INT 1150 is graded on an S/IP/U/F basis.