Foundational Courses

Course numbers beginning with a “0” are considered foundational courses. Grades received for foundational courses are not included in the calculation of the student’s cumulative GPA. For purposes of satisfactory academic progress, these courses do not count as credits attempted or as credits earned toward any degree or certificate. Students who are required to take foundational courses must do so within their first 15 credits at the college. Students are advised not to enroll in any other academic course until this requirement is met, unless they are enrolled in select certificate programs. Foundational courses may be repeated only once without advisor permission, and under no circumstance will a student be permitted to attempt a foundational course more than three times. Students enrolled in the Goodwin Achievement Program (GAP) are not allowed to repeat ENG 088 or ASD 088.

Students enrolled in MATH 097 who have completed module 6 are eligible to apply for an incomplete. An incomplete in this circumstance is valid for four weeks instead of the usual two weeks, as long as the student is not registered for any collegiate level math in the subsequent semester.

Foundational courses may be eligible for financial aid; however, students are eligible for financial aid for only a maximum of 30 credits (10 attempted courses) in foundational course work.