For students who are not academically prepared for College Algebra and English Composition or have difficulty with reading comprehension, pre-general education courses are offered. This determination is made at the time of application for admission. It is based on either the student’s ACT scores or by the COMPASS Placement Exam taken at the time the student enrolls. Pre-general education courses include ENGL 031, ENGL 032, ENGL 033, MATH 021, MATH 101, and READ 041. These classes must be completed within the first 42 hours attempted. The courses except MATH 101 do not count in the total number of hours completed toward graduation. If a student has a special concern, they may discuss their options with the English or Math Department Chairs.