Developmental Courses

Students required to take either or both CRLT 101 Critical Literacy or MATH 100 Basic Mathematical Skills must earn a minimum grade of "C" (2.00) in order to be released from required enrollment in the course(s). Students are not allowed to withdraw from these courses once enrolled in them unless they are withdrawing completely from the University. Students who earn a "C-" or lower grade (i.e., less than a 2.00) must repeat the course(s) in each successive semester of enrollment at Gardner-Webb until they earn a grade of at least "C" (2.00). Students have a maximum of four attempts per course to earn the minimum acceptable grade. Failure to achieve this grade in four attempts will result in dismissal from the University.

Attendance in CRLT 101 and/or MATH 100 is critical, and therefore the attendance policy is more stringent than for other courses. Students are expected to attend at least 80% of the scheduled class meetings (i.e., a maximum of eight absences for a MWF section or six for a TR section). As in all classes, attendance is counted from the first scheduled meeting, and failure to meet this attendance requirement will result in the student receiving no credit for the course and a grade of "@F" will be recorded on the student's transcript. Students are responsible for knowing the number of absences they accumulate. Planned class absences for foreseeable personal circumstances or official University business must be negotiated with the instructor prior to the absence.