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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 courses that require substantial reading.
Enrollment Restrictions, Placement Requirements, and Required Remediation
There are no enrollment restrictions or placement requirements for courses that require substantial reading for a student who meets the following criteria:
OSU requires the completion of a remedial/developmental reading course (UNIV 0153 at OSU or equivalent) when:
OSRHE policy further requires that the student must satisfactorily complete the required remedial/developmental reading course within the first 24 hours of college-level coursework at OSU (excluding repeats, pass/fail and 0-level courses). A student who does not remediate the deficiency during this time period must attend another institution until the work is completed.
Alternate Methods for Reading Remediation
Students may also satisfy the reading remediation requirement by: