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Every first-time entering OSU student (new freshman or transfer student with fewer than 24 hours) is provided an Entry Level Placement Assessment (ELPA) report that contains recommendations for course placement. These recommendations follow OSU guidelines that have been approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE). OSRHE policy on student assessment and remediation also requires students with basic academic skills deficiencies or lacking curriculum requirements in four subject areas (English, mathematics, reading, and science) to remediate those deficiencies. OSU also places enrollment restrictions on certain courses that must be satisfied by meeting placement requirements. The following placement information pertains to science courses.
Enrollment Restrictions, Placement Requirements, and Required Remediation
There are no enrollment restrictions or placement requirements for most science courses for a student who meets the following criteria:
GEOL 1114 Placement Exception: GEOL1114 has an enrollment restriction. A student can enroll in a section of GEOL 1114 if he/she meets ONE of the following placement criteria:
PHYS 1114 Placement Exception: PHYS 1114 has an enrollment restriction. A student can enroll in a section of PHYS 1114 if he/she meets ONE of the following placement criteria:
CHEM 1314 Placement Exception: CHEM 1314 has an enrollment restriction. A student can enroll in a section of CHEM 1314 if he/she meets ONE of the following placement criteria:
OSU requires the completion of a remedial/developmental science course (UNIV 0153 at OSU or equivalent) when:
Note: Students with enrollment restrictions due to a science remediation requirement may enroll in a college-level science course if they are concurrently enrolled in UNIV 0153.
OSRHE policy further requires that the student must satisfactorily complete the required remedial/developmental science course within the first 24 hours of college-level coursework at OSU (excluding repeats, pass/fail and 0-level courses). A student who do not remediate the deficiency during this time period must attend another institution until the work is completed.
Alternate Methods for Science Remediation
Students may also satisfy the science remediation requirement by: