At the time students who are undergoing university assessment receive their test results, they are also given a list of the prescribed courses, if any, in which they must enroll. The K sections of University Seminar (UNIV 1010) have a special focus on academic skills and are required of any student who initially places into two subject areas. Students are encouraged to discuss their test scores and prescribed course placement with a University College Advising Center advisors 615-898-2339.
Students having prescribed course requirements must be continuously enrolled in the courses(s) until all have been successfully completed. Those failing a prescribed course must retake the course the next semester they enroll. They may not drop a prescribed course without the approval of the Chair of University Studies. Students are expected to attend all class sessions. Strict attendance policies are in place.
Students who are placed in four prescribed classes per semester are advised to take no more than one other course–either ROTC or a HPER activity course. A student may not take any course that requires skill in any area in which deficiency has been determined by the assessment tool. Students are urged to consult with one of the University College Advising Center advisors for details.
To successfully complete some prescribed courses, students must earn a grade of C– or better. The grade of D is not assigned for those courses. Prescribed courses carry elective credit or satisfy General Education requirements and are also used to compute the overall GPA.