Remediation Forms and Options

First Failure of a Remedial Course

There is no penalty for the first failure in a remedial class; the student may continue taking classes at CSUEB.

Second Failure

If the student fails the same class a second time, there are three options:

  1. General Education Program review- The GE office will review the students progress.  If the student has a gpa that is required of their class level (freshman 1.5; sophomore 1.7; junior 1.85 ) or higher the student will be automatically given a second chance.  If the student's gpa falls below these levels then the student will be administratively disqualified and will need to either go to a community college or go through open university to retake the course.  The student will be notified via their horizon email before the start of the next quarter. 
  2. Go through Open University - (if eligible)- If you petitioned and were denied or you don't want to petition, you can go through Open University. Open University allows you to stay on campus, but you are not considered a matriculated (regular) student. Fees for Open University are $265.00 per unit with most of our classes being 4 units. As an Open University student, you will usually get last priority for enrolling in classes and if a class is full you may not be able to add. You will need to apply for Open University during the first 5 days of the quarter and will not be able to add until the 7th day of the quarter.
  3. Go to a community college -If you petitioned and were denied or you don't want to petition, then you can go to a community college and finish your remediation. Since remedial classes do not transfer (students will get the units, but not the credit), you must bring a copy of your transcripts to the General Education Program to clear your remediation hold. You may be required to complete college-level composition or mathematics before being readmitted.

Failure of Three Remedial Courses in a Row

If a student fails the same remedial class three times in a row they will be administratively disqualified and will either need to go to a community college or through open university to retake and pass the class.  Once the class has been completed the student will need to bring an official transcript showing the passing grade to the General Education office so that the hold can be lifted and the student reinstated. 

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