Postsecondary remedial or supplemental education (also known as postsecondary remediation, developmental education, basic skills education, compensatory education, or preparatory education) is a large and growing segment of higher education in the United States. It is composed primarily of sequences of increasingly advanced courses that are designed to bring students from a state of under preparation for college-level coursework up to the level of skill competency expected of new college freshmen. Estimates suggest that as many as 41% of all new college freshmen enroll in remedial coursework at some point during their postsecondary pursuits.
Supplemental courses are not programs but do qualify as credit significant and assist the student in successful completion of their selected program major. In some instances, supplemental education is devised to fast track students into high demand occupations such as nursing or medical care. After taking a placement exam, you will be advised of any need for remedial or supplemental education courses.
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