A significant number of students who begin college with two to four semesters of required, noncredit remedial courses never make it to the first for-credit gateway course, according to Complete College America, but instead drop out. The situation is particularly discouraging for students who test on the cusp of moving into introductory for-credit courses. Many colleges are studying better ways to serve these students.
Originally published: January 24, 2018
Author: Elaine P. Maimon
Institution: Governors State University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed