College Remediation is a supplementary education program that are assigned to students in order to assist them in achieving expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy. To respond to the needs of their entering students, most two- and four-year colleges offer remedial courses, also referred to as developmental courses, in reading, writing, and mathematics. The basic goal is that students who complete these courses will then be prepared to complete standard degree requirements.
College Remediation refers to courses students are placed into based on placement test scores such as the ACT or SAT assessments. Often, each college or university sets its own score thresholds for determining whether a student must enroll in remedial courses. However, some states are moving toward a uniform standard for remedial placement cut scores. Students are required to enroll in remedial courses before advancing to a college level course in that subject.