RISE, effective fall 2020, will replace prerequisite remediation with corequisite remediation for most students. The goal is to provide students an opportunity to successfully complete their gateway math and English courses on their first attempt.
New students who graduated from a U.S. high school will be placed into one of three pathways using their unweighted high school grade-point average (GPA).
- 2.8 or higher — students may register for any gateway English or math course
- 2.2 – 2.79 — students many register for any gateway English or math course, but they are required to take the corresponding corequisite course. For example, a student taking ENG 111 must also register for ENG 011 (corequisite course)
- Below 2.2 — students must successfully complete Transition English and Transition Math prior to enrolling in a gateway English or math course
Note: Students who fall outside of these parameters must take the RISE assessment (placement test).
Transition English (ENG 002) and Transition Math (MAT 003) courses are semester long courses that students complete before enrolling in gateway English and math courses. Corequisite courses allow students to take their gateway English and math courses while simultaneously receiving just-in-time instruction in the corresponding corequisite class.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits||Contact Hours|
|MAT 003||Transition Math||3||6|
|MAT 010||Math Measurement and Literacy Support||1||2|
|MAT 043||Quantitative Literacy Support||2||3|
|MAT 052||Statistical Methods I Support||2||3|
|MAT 071||Precalculus Algebra Support||2||4|
|ENG 002||Transition English||3||6|
|ENG 011||Writing and Inquiry Support||2||3|
Note: RISE courses have high contact hours. Please speak with your advisor before registering so that your schedule is balanced.
|Corequisite Course||Gateway Course|
|ENG 011||ENG 111|
|MAT 010||MAT 110|
|MAT 043||MAT 143|
|MAT 052||MAT 152|
|MAT 071||MAT 171|
|Past Developmental Course||RISE Course|
|DRE 096||No ENG 002 Tier Credit|
|ENG 080, RED 080, ENG 085 or DRE 097||ENG 002 Tier 1|
|ENG 090, RED 090, ENG 095 or DRE 098||ENG 002 Tier 2|
|MAT 060 or DMA 010 – 030||MAT 003 Tier 1|
|MAT 070 or DMA 040 – 050||MAT 003 Tier 2|
|MAT 080 or DMA 060 – 080||MAT 003 Tier 3|
In order to pass ENG 011, MAT 010, MAT 043, MAT 052, and MAT 071, you need to score 70 percent overall.
|RISE Grade||What does it mean?|
|P1||Passed Tier 1 (ENG 002/MAT 003)|
|P2||Passed Tier 2 (ENG 002/MAT 003)|
|P3||Passed Tier 3 (MAT 003)|
|R||Repeat ENG 002 or MAT 003|
|P||Passed ENG 011, MAT 010, MAT 043, MAT 052, or MAT 071|
|F||Failed ENG 011, MAT 010, MAT 043, MAT 052, or MAT 071|
Note: If you are withdrawn from your gateway course, you will be automatically withdrawn from the corresponding corequisite course. Conversely, if you are withdrawn from your corequisite course, you will be withdrawn from your gateway course, too.
Program Coordinator, Rise and ACA; Associate Professor, Academic Foundations - English
COA – Elizabeth City: A 243
252-335-0821 ext. 2406