Corequisite Math and English Instruction

About Corequisite Instruction

Corequisite instruction is a nationwide movement of teaching college level math and English through a revised curriculum consisting of innovative instructional practices coupled with just-in-time student support. At UNLV, it will eliminate the traditional sequence of preparatory courses with a single college-level course that students can complete in one semester.

Why Corequisite Instruction?

Across the state of Nevada, thousands of students begin their college journey in preparatory English and math courses that are below college level. NSHE data on student outcomes shows that few of these students will graduate, often due to the increased cost, time, and challenges of progressing through traditional preparatory courses. Recognizing the growing national research supporting reform in remediation or preparatory coursework, the NSHE Board of Regents adopted a milestone policy eliminating traditional remediation pathways. For more information visit the NSHE Corequisite Implementation Task Force website.

The NSHE Corequisite and College-Ready Gateway Policy (Title 4, Chapter 16, Section 1) requires all students to be enrolled in college-level gateway English and math courses in their initial year of enrollment, with or without corequisite support, effective Fall 2021.

Information for Advisors

We know that academic advisors are a critical part of a student’s experience in college and a significant source of information regarding their course selection. Therefore, we are providing live, synchronous and interactive webinars are offered to all advisors and other key stakeholders within our NSHE institutions. The NSHE Corequisite Advising Webinar Series is sponsored by a grant from Strong Start to Finish and is supported by Student Ready Strategies. Please find attached a flyer that highlights the topics, dates and times for all four webinars that are part of the NSHE Corequisite Advising Series.

Information for Incoming and Continuing UNLV Students

Instead of requiring incoming students to complete multiple developmental courses that are below college level, corequisite instruction offers students immediate access to their required course. These courses include additional instructional time that provides support for students to successfully complete their college level math and English courses in one semester.

Why is the focus on English and math?

We have data that shows completing English and math within the first year is associated with higher retention and helps students successfully progress through their degree requirements regardless of their selected major.

Who are corequisite courses designed for?

Corequisite instructional courses are designed for incoming freshmen and will also be available to continuing students as needed. The courses are designed to set high expectations for students and challenge them to meet various learning outcomes while also receiving support to improve their skills and competencies through workshops, interactive labs, collective work with peers, and individual support from faculty.

Information for Counselors, Families, and School Personnel

Instead of requiring incoming students to complete multiple developmental courses that are below college level, corequisite instruction offers students immediate access to their required course. These courses include additional instructional time that provides support for students to successfully complete their college level math and English courses in one semester.

Why is the focus on English and math?

We have data that shows completing English and math within the first year is associated with higher retention and helps students successfully progress through their degree requirements regardless of their selected major.

Who are corequisite courses designed for?

Corequisite instructional courses are designed for incoming freshmen and will also be available to continuing students as needed. The courses are designed to set high expectations for students and challenge them to meet various learning outcomes while also receiving support to improve their skills and competencies through workshops, interactive labs, collective work with peers, and individual support from faculty.