How One California Community College Allows Students to Skip Remedial English
Mikhail Zinshteyn, EdSource
Until recently, most students at Cuyamaca College near San Diego had to take multiple English remedial classes before they could enter the English course that really mattered—the one they needed to transfer into a four-year college.
Starting this school year, however, all of Cuyamaca College’s students are being placed in an English course that is required for admission into a University of California or California State University campus. Unlike remedial classes, students will get credit for these courses required for transfer, thereby removing a chief hurdle many students faced as they sought entry into the state’s public universities.