Accelerated Study/Remedial Coursework
|Accelerated Study/Remedial Coursework
Text: Effective April 1, 2007, students must have completed 24 credits in the prior two semesters (or the equivalent in the prior three trimesters) to receive payment for accelerated study. However, the equivalent of three credits per semester (or two credits per trimester) may be remedial courses. Therefore, a student that has successfully completed three equivalent credits of remedial work in each of the prior two semesters would be eligible for an accelerated payment after having earned a total of 18 credits in the preceding two semesters or three trimesters.
The statute allows substituting only three equivalent credits of remedial study per semester. As such, a student who successfully completes six equivalent credits of remedial work in one semester and no remedial courses in the next semester, would need to earn 21 credits in the prior two semesters to be eligible for an accelerated payment.
Example: A student attending a continuous enrollment semester-based school enrolled for 12 credits (three are remedial) for the Summer 2012-13 term, and enrolled for 12 credits (three are remedial) during the Fall 2012-13 term. The student earned 18 credits in two consecutive terms and was enrolled full-time during the Fall term. The student in this example will be eligible for accelerated study for the Spring 2012-13 term.