Remedial courses are no longer required for transfer-level English!
All students are now able to take transfer-level English immediately--without taking a remedial course first. We have made this change to help you to reach your educational goal faster. We believe in you!
We no longer require students to take an assessment test because research has shown that a student's high school GPA is a better indication of his or her ability to succeed in college classes than any test. Research also shows that, regardless of GPA, students are far more likely to reach their goal if they take the transfer-level class right away instead of starting in a remedial course.
If you have not completed the transfer-level English composition course, English 1A, I encourage you to enroll during your first year at Delta or as soon as possible. Students with a high school GPA below 2.6 are eligible to take English 1A with a 1-unit support lab, English 95. Students with a high school GPA of 2.6 or higher can enroll in English 1A without the support lab. English language learners still have the opportunity to take ESL classes before attempting English 1A.
Finally, if you do not have a comprehensive GPA or simply want to discuss your options, I encourage you to visit a counselor. I would also be happy to answer any questions that you may have about your options in English or ESL.
Please feel free to call my office at 954-5151 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you have a great semester!
Sheli Ayers, MA, MFA
Dean of Languages, Library, and Learning Resources
San Joaquin Delta College