Mandatory Courses

Mandatory courses are courses in developmental reading, mathematics and English; English for Academic Purposes; and New Student Experience, which a student may be mandated to take and complete successfully. Based on his/her entry test scores, a student may not be required to take any of the listed mandatory courses or may be mandated into one or more of the courses; students who place in developmental reading, mathematics and English must complete successfully SLS 1122 NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE. Additionally, students who are seeking an Associate in Arts degree must take SLS 1122 NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE within their first two terms of enrollment. 

The following are mandatory courses:

Developmental

EAP 0300CLOW INTERMEDIATE SPEAKING AND LISTENING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 0320CLOW INTERMEDIATE READING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 0340CLOW INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 0360CLOW INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 0400CINTERMEDIATE SPEAKING AND LISTENING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 0420CINTERMEDIATE READING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 0440CINTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 0460CINTERMEDIATE STRUCTURE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
ENC 0017DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING I4
ENC 0027DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING II4
ENC 0025DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING II3
MAT 0018CDEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS I3
MAT 0022CDEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS COMBINED4
MAT 0028CDEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS II3
REA 0017DEVELOPMENTAL READING II3

College-Level

EAP 1500CHIGH INTERMEDIATE SPEAKING AND LISTENING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 1520CHIGH INTERMEDIATE READING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 1540CHIGH INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 1560CHIGH INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 1620CADVANCED READING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
EAP 1640CADVANCED COMPOSITION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS3
SLS 1122NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE3

Requirements for Completing Mandatory Courses

If you are a degree-seeking student and, based on entry testing, you place in one or more mandatory courses, you will be required to enroll in the course or courses at the beginning of your enrollment and continue to enroll in them each term until you have completed them successfully. You must comply with the rules for completing your required mandatory courses as described in the chart that follows on the next page.

If you are a degree-seeking student and, based on scores on the LOEP, Compass ESL, IELTS, or TOEFL, you place in English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, you will be required to enroll in the courses when you begin at Valencia and continue to enroll in them each term until you have completed your Mandatory EAP courses. (See EAP Completion Chart.)

If you are a non-degree-seeking student (enrolled in a Technical Certificate program, as a transient student, for teacher recertification, for job improvement or for personal interest), you are not required to take a developmental course(s) unless needed as a prerequisite(s) for a specific course.

Mandatory Courses Completion Chart Developmental and New Student Experience Courses

This chart indicates the courses in which you must enroll based on your assessment results, which specifies your Mandatory Course requirement(s) and the number of courses in which you enroll each term. These courses are corequisites for enrollment in most other courses. Once you begin a Mandatory Course, you must continue to enroll in that department until you have satisfied your Mandatory Course requirements in that department. SLS 1122 is the New Student Experience course.

Requirement Enrolling in 1 course Enrolling in 2 courses Enrolling in 3 or more courses
Reading only Must enroll in reading or combined English and reading course Must enroll in reading or combined English and reading course. Can enroll in any other course for which you have the prerequisite(s) (SLS 1122 suggested). Must enroll in reading or combined English and reading course. Can enroll in any other course(s) for which you have the prerequisite(s) (SLS 1122 suggested).
Math only Must enroll in math or SLS 1122. Must enroll in math. Can enroll in any other course for which you have the prerequisite(s) (SLS 1122 suggested). Must enroll in math. Can enroll in any other course(s) for which you have the prerequisite(s) (SLS 1122 suggested).
English only Must enroll in English or combined English and reading course or SLS 1122. Must enroll in English or combined English and reading course. Can enroll in any other course for which you have the prerequisite(s) (SLS 1122 suggested). Must enroll in English or combined English and reading course. Can enroll in any other course(s) for which you have the prerequisite(s) (SLS 1122 suggested).
Reading and Math Must enroll in reading or combined English and reading course Must enroll in reading or combined English and reading course and either math or SLS 1122. Must enroll in reading or combined English and reading course and either math or SLS 1122. Can enroll in any other course(s) for which you have the prerequisite(s).
Reading and English Must enroll in combined English and reading course Must enroll in combined English and reading course. Can enroll in any other course for which you have the prerequisite (SLS 1122 or English suggested). Must enroll in combined English and reading course. Can enroll in any other course(s) for which you have the prerequisite(s) (SLS 1122 or English suggested).
Math and English Must enroll in math or SLS 1122. Must enroll in math and SLS 1122, or math and English. Must enroll in math and English. Can enroll in any other course(s) for which you have the prerequisite(s) (SLS 1122 suggested).
Reading, SLS 1122, Math, and English Must enroll in combined English and reading course Must enroll in combined English and reading course and SLS 1122. Must enroll in combined English and reading course, SLS 1122, and math. Can enroll in any other course(s) for which you have the prerequisite(s) (English suggested).