Changes to fundamental Math, English & Reading

ATTENTION!
All students taking DMA and DRE classes are required to attend the first day!

Effective fall 2013, changes will impact the following Math, English and Reading courses:

  • MAT 060, MAT 070, MAT 080
  • ENG 080, ENG 090, RED 090

The above MAT classes have changed to DMA, and the above ENG and RED classes have changed to DRE

  • DMA courses are DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, and 080. 
  • DRE courses are DRE 096, 097 and 098.

Depending on test scores, previous course work, and the degree program, a student may need to take all DMA and/or DRE courses, only a few, or none at all.

Changes in Fundamental Math, Reading and English were made to help improve student success, reduce the amount of time it takes a student to complete fundamental coursework and facilitate improved academic practices leading to graduation.

Missing classes including the first day of classes will impact financial aid and enrollment status.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT DMA (MATH) CLASSES

INFORMATION ABOUT DRE (ENGLISH, READING) CLASSES

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR BOTH DMA & DRE

 

DMA INFORMATION

What is Fundamental Math?

  • Prior to fall 2013, Fundamental Math consisted of MAT 060, MAT 070 and MAT 080.
  • Beginning fall 2013, Fundamental Math will consist of eight modular courses – DMA 010 thru DMA 080. 

How is it offered?

  • Each course is worth one credit hour. Students can enroll in up to four DMA courses in the fall/spring semesters and two DMA courses in the summer. Courses must be taken in sequential order and students can only be enrolled in one module per quarter. Complete list of DMA courses, descriptions and prerequisites.

How do I know if I need to take fundamental math?
New Students

Returning Students

  • Placement is based on coursework and progression in the former fundamental classes of MAT 060, MAT 070, MAT 080, and/or completion of DMA modules.

How do I know which course to register for?
New Students

  • New students must meet with an academic advisor to register for all classes in their first semester. An academic advisor will assist in determining what, if any, DMA courses are required.

Returning Students

  • Placement is determined by the number of modules a student received credit for (by placing out of it) or completed.
  • MAT 060 will crosswalk to DMA 010, DMA 020 and DMA 030.
  • MAT 070 will crosswalk to DMA 040 and DMA 050.
  • MAT 080 will crosswalk to DMA 060, DMA 070 and DMA 080.
  • Students should register for all DMA courses for a semester at one time. Therefore, students should register for all four quarters prior to the beginning of the semester.
  • Students on financial aid will not be allowed to add courses and increase their number of credit hours once the semester starts.
  • Students will not be paid for financial aid for DMA courses until the course has started and confirmation of attendance has been received. This will occur at the beginning of each four week quarter. If a student only registers for 12 credit hours, four of those hours being DMA, the student will not achieve full-time status until the beginning of the four week quarter.

When does the next DMA quarter start?
Important DMA dates – Fall 2013 & Spring 2014

How are grades determined and what if I need to re-enroll?

  • Final grades for DMA courses will be “P” (Pass) and “R” (Repeat)
  • In order to pass a DMA course, students will need to have an overall average of 80% or better.
  • Final grades are posted to Webadvisor by midnight on the last day of the course.
  • Students who earn a grade of R or W (Withdraw) did not meet the requirements for successful completion of the course, and must re-enroll. Students will automatically be dropped from any and all sequential courses in which DMA courses were a prerequisite. This will reduce the number of credit hours for the semester and could affect the student’s financial aid unless they re-enroll in additional DMA credit hours.
  • By re-enrolling, one is repeating a DMA course and may be subject to tuition fees if they did not originally enroll in four DMA courses for the term.
  • Student’s schedules will automatically be adjusted if they need to re-enroll in a DMA course for the next quarter of a semester if they did not successfully complete it during a quarter within the semester.

 


DRE INFORMATION

What is DRE?
Developmental Reading & English classes that replace ENG 080, ENG 090 and RED 090. 

How is it offered?
Three courses comprise Fundamental Reading and English: DRE 096, DRE 097, and DRE 098.  Each class lasts eight weeks so students can enroll in up to two classes per semester in the fall and spring and one course in the summer. Here is a complete list of DRE courses, descriptions and prerequisites.

How do I know if I need to take Developmental Reading and English?
New Students

Returning Students

  • Placement is based on coursework and progression in the former fundamental classes of ENG 080, ENG 090 and RED 090.

How do I know which course(s) to register for?

New Students

  • New students must meet with an academic advisor to register for all classes in their first semester. An academic advisor will assist in determining what, if any, DRE courses are required.

Returning Students

  • Placement is determined by the number of classes a student received automatic credit for (by placing out of it) or completed. Use the following chart as a guide.
IF
You passed or placed out of 0 old classes
You passed or placed out of 1 old class
You passed or placed out of 2 old classes
You passed or placed out of all 3 old classes
TAKE
DRE 096
DRE 097
DRE 098
ENG 111

Old classes = RED 090, ENG 080, ENG 090
New Classes = DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098
*Old Classes DO NOT Equal New Classes

  • Students should register for all DRE courses they plan to enroll in for a semester at one time.  Be sure to register for them in sequential order.
  • Students on financial aid will not be allowed to add courses and increase their number of credit hours once the semester starts.
  • Students will not be paid financial aid for DRE courses until the course has started and confirmation of attendance has been received.  This will occur at the beginning of each eight week session.  If a student only registers for 12 credit hours, with two of those courses (or six credit hours) being DRE, the student will not achieve full time status until the beginning of the second 8 week session.

When does the next DRE session start?
January 9, 2014.
DRE Late Start Classes

How are grades determined? What happens if I need to re-enroll in a DRE course?

  • Final grades for DRE courses will be “P” (Pass) and “R” (Repeat)
  • In order to pass a DRE course, students will need to have an overall average of 80% or better.
  • Final grades are posted to WebAdvisor 24 hours after the last day of the course.
  • Students who earn a grade of R or W (Withdraw) did not meet the requirements for successful completion of the course, and must re-enroll. If this occurs in the first 8 week DRE course of the semester, students will automatically be dropped from all sequential DRE courses. This will reduce the number of credit hours for the semester and could affect the student’s financial aid unless they re-enroll in additional DRE credit hours. By re-enrolling, one is repeating a DRE course and may be subject to tuition fees if they did not originally enroll in two DRE courses for the term.
  • Student’s schedules will automatically be adjusted if they need to re-enroll in a DRE course for the second eight weeks of a semester if they did not successfully complete it in the first eight weeks of the semester.

Additional Information for both DMA & DRE

Resources to Assist with Registration

Registration Reminders:

  1. Make sure section #'s match
    (DMA 010-1Q101, DMA 020-2Q101, DMA 030-3Q101, DMA 040-4Q101) or (DRE 096-1Q01, DRE 097-3Q01)
  2. Make sure you register in sequence
    (DMA 010-1Q101, DMA 020-2Q101, DMA 030-3Q101, DMA 040-4Q101) or (DRE 096-1Q01, DRE 097-3Q01)

How do I ensure I am registered for the next DMA or DRE course in WebAdvisor?

  • Go to the Nash CC website and select WebAdvisor link in the top right hand corner of the page.
  • Log in to WebAdvisor
  • Under Academic Profile at the bottom left, click on My Class Schedule.
  • Select the desired semester (not CE), and click on submit.

What else do I need to know about the new DMA and DRE courses?

  • Students are required to be present on the first day of class. 
  • Students will need to purchase the course package from the NCC bookstore. This package includes a workbook and access code to the Reading and English software (DRE Classes only) 
  • Attendance is expected for each course meeting.

How do I sign up for the Course Readiness Assessment (CRA)?
Students should contact Student and Enrollment Services for exact days and times for the CRA. The assessment is usually given every Monday thru Thursday, 9am-4pm. Click here for more information.

How do I view final course grades in WebAdvisor?
•    Go to the Nash CC website and select WebAdvisor link in the top right hand corner of the page.
•    Log in to WebAdvisor
•    Under Academic Profile at the bottom left, click on Grades.
•    Select the desired semester and click on submit.

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