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Fort Lewis College Official Seal

Policy identification number: 

File: Academic Policies > Degree Progression

Pace Requirement for Remedial Education

Policy Summary

This policy ensures that all bachelor's degree candidates remediate in a timely manner.

Policy Owner

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Approval Date

May 9, 2019

Effective Date

Spring 2019

Search Terms

pvpaa, pace, remedial, composition, mathematics

Scheduled for Review

Spring 2024

Policy Statement

1. All bachelor's degree candidates must successfully complete all remedial requirements before earning 30 credits at Fort Lewis College in courses numbered 100 and above.

Reason for Policy 

1. State Mandate: Developmental Policy (Section I) requires, among other things, that all state-supported institutions of higher education "shall ensure that developmental students who place into college-level English and Mathematics courses with SAI, or place into non-college level developmental education, complete the sequent college level English and Mathematics course(s) required of their programs within the student's first 30 semester credits."

2. State Mandate: Supplemental Academic Instruction (Section I, Part W) requires institutions to require "students placed into SAI complete their SAI requirements by the time the student completes thirty college-level credit hours" (5.01.04).


For following policy: Bachelor's degree candidates

For enforcement of policy: Registrar

For oversight of policy: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

For procedures implementing the policy: Registrar

For notification of policy: Policy Librarian

Consequences for Not Following Policy

Failure to successfully meet the policy requirement will result in a schedule lock. Students will be enrolled in the entry level CO1 course and/or MA1 (MATH 105) course and co-requisite SAI in the subsequent semester.


Bachelor's Degree Candidate: Undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor's degree and post-baccalaureate students pursuing a second or subsequent, non-duplicative, bachelor's degree who are attending less than half time, half time, three quarters time, or full time.