Parallel Studies

Advanced Exit level courses allow qualifying students to be co-enrolled in a credit course in the same term. Students are enrolled based on their test scores and instructor recommendations for acceleration. Students taking co-enrolled courses DIRW 0238 and DIRW 0327 will receive student success and curriculum support in the co-enrolled credit course specifically, as well as other courses.

  • DIRW 0238 co-enrolled with ENGL 1301
  • DIRW 0327 co-enrolled with ENGL 1301 or HIST 1301 in a learning community Exit level course:

Lower-level courses: 

  • DIRW 0325 Integrated Reading and Writing course (offered on all campuses)
  • Reading Course:  READ 0304 co-enrolled with EDUC 1300.

Student Success Courses help students transition successfully from high school. A student success course helps students transition successfully from high school. EDUC 1300 is a transfer level student success course for all students.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to take a success course in their first semester of college. 
  • Students enrolled in READ 0304 must also be enrolled in EDUC 1300.
  • Students testing into DIRW 0325, DIRW 0327, or DIRW 0238 are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1300.
  • Students on academic probation are strongly encouraged to take a success course. 

ESOL Course List: ESOL courses (English for Speakers of Other Languages) are equivalent to the IRW sequence listed above and provide language learners with reading, writing, and conversation instruction and practice.  ESOL courses address the specific needs of language learners in reading rate and fluency, as well as cultural acclimation.

  • ESOL 0238 allows qualifying students to co-enroll in a credit course. Students are enrolled based on their test scores and instructor recommendations for acceleration. Because students are TSI liable until completion of the sequence, students dropping a co-enrolled course are dropped from both co-enrolled courses (equivalent to DIRW 0238).
  • ESOL 0326 is an exit-level course, equivalent to DIRW 0327 and requires students to be co-enrolled in ENGL 1301.
  • ESOL 0335 is a lower-level learning community, focusing on reading and writing.

Student success strategies, cultural acclimation, and conversation skills are embedded in ESOL course curriculum.

Boot Camp Courses are offered to students who have scored one or two points below the required TSI college-ready score required in reading, writing, and math. Students currently enrolled in developmental courses who are referred by their instructor may be candidates. Boot Camps are a review of one section of the TSI test in a morning session, followed by testing on the reviewed section in the afternoon. Boot Camps are an attempt to accelerate placement for students who show evidence of competence in the content based on instruction or holistic advising. Boot camps are offered twice a year; see an advisor for more information. Seating is limited in all boot camp sessions.

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