Student need for remedial coursework is determined using appropriate assessment instruments, methods, or procedures. Students are limited to no more than 30 semester units of credit for remedial coursework unless exempt by statute. These nondegree-applicable basic skills credit courses are taught in reading, writing, computation, and English as a Second Language, and are numbered in the 500 series. Students enrolled in English as a Second Language and students identified by the District as having a learning disability are exempted from the unit limitation. Students may petition for a waiver of the unit limitation if they show significant, measurable progress toward the development of skills appropriate to enrollment in degree-applicable credit courses. For further details, contact a counselor.

Reference: Sierra College Administrative Procedure 4222.