Who Takes Remedial Courses? Examining the Demographics
Tiffany Thai, New America
College is often seen as a turning point in one's life—a time to explore new academic and career pathways. However, for over one in four undergraduate students, that journey can take an unexpected turn when they find themselves directed into review courses, otherwise known as developmental or remedial courses.
The issue of remedial education holds significant relevance at this moment, especially given the fact that students currently entering college are more likely to have experienced substantial academic setbacks due to disrupted schooling from the COVID-19 pandemic.