Basic Skills

Recognizing that basic writing and mathematic skills are essential to successful completion of college-level work, and in accordance with the Vermont State Colleges' Basic Academic Skills policy, Johnson State College assesses the skill level of all new students in these two areas. On the basis of this assessment, students who do not possess college-level skills in either or both of these areas are directed into courses designed to address their skill deficiencies. These courses should be taken during the student's first year at Johnson State College.

Please note that basic skills courses whose course number begins with a "0" (i.e., MAT-0410) do NOT count toward total credits required for graduation, although they do count in determining full-time status and semester grade point average.