These are courses designed to facilitate entry to HE courses for students who do not have standard entry requirements. For art and design students an art foundation course is a typical entry requirement. Foundation courses are not the same as Foundation degrees that are HE qualifications.
Pre-degree course providing a sound basis of subject knowledge from which to embark on a degree course
A recognised higher education course designed to prepare students who have qualifications that are acceptable for entry in general, but are not appropriate to a specific course of study.
A course that normally runs for a year, designed to help and equip students without conventional qualifications. Occasionally referred to as 'Year 0'.
is a course intended to remedy a specific academic weakness and is identified by the letter "F" as the last character of the course number. A foundation course does not carry credit towards a degree, diploma or certificate.
A recognised HE course designed to prepare students who have qualifications which are acceptable for entry in general, but are not appropriate to a specific course of study. Foundation courses are also used as Year 0 of a degree course to enable students with non-traditional qualifications to participate in HE by using Year 0 as a preparatory year for a full degree programme.
One-year full-time course to prepare a student for entry to a degree programme in a particular subject.
The basic skills courses in General Education (GE), i.e. written English, Oral Communication, Mathematics, and Critical Thinking. There are five foundation courses that the University requires you to take before you complete your first 36 units at CSULB. The courses are UNIV 100, Category A.1., Category A.2., Category A.3., and Category B.2.
A course specifically designed to prepare you for university study in a particular subject.