Course Placement Policy
Chesapeake College is committed to the success of our students. To help students begin reaching their goals, the College offers an assessment service, Academic Skills Assessment (ASA). This instrument is used to measure entry-level skills in mathematics, language, and reading; the results of which allow academic advisors to assist students with the selection of courses.
Information about where and when you can take the ASA, as well as sample questions, can be found in the Testing Center pages.
Your ASA scores will help you and your advisor place you in the appropriate courses. Placement in developmental courses may be optional or required depending upon your ASA scores, academic goals, and student status.
- Developmental courses serve as prerequisites to credit-level mathematics and English courses. Students intending to enroll in credit-level mathematics or English courses, who have not been otherwise exempted from the requirement to take the ASA, must complete all indicated developmental prerequisites prior to enrolling in credit-level mathematics or English courses.
- Students enrolling for seven or more semester hours must begin immediately taking required developmental courses as indicated by their ASA scores and the requirements of their program. Progress toward developmental course completion should continue, uninterrupted, until all developmental requirements have been fulfilled.
- Students enrolling for six or fewer semester hours must begin immediately taking required developmental courses as indicated by their ASA scores and the requirements of their program whenever their quality point average falls below 2.0.