Basic Skills Requirements

Arkansas state law requires that all students enrolling in state supported colleges and universities must demonstrate mastery of basic skills in English, reading, and mathematics. All basic skills courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before a student can complete an Associate degree or technical certificate program. Students who are admitted to the College but who score below established levels on the placement tests, as described in the Placement Policy (see below), will be required to successfully complete basic skills courses. Basic skills and/or preparatory courses may not be used to fulfill any degree/technical certificate or elective course requirement in a program of study.