"We had people come to us with concerns," said Michael Pratt, dean of Miami University's regional campuses, including those in Hamilton and Middletown.
"Our answer is you still will be able to (take remedial courses) on the regional campuses."
The move is being done to help students save money as the cost of higher education continues to rise faster than inflation and student loan debt reaches $1 trillion.
"Regional campuses and community colleges might see an uptick in the number of students that come to us first," said Pratt
, adding that for the Miami campuses, there probably will be minimal changes in enrollment since "Miami University Oxford
has a more selective admissions process."
Miami's Oxford campus has never offered remedial courses.
Providing remedial education, especially in math and writing, is essential for the branch campuses because of the demographics of the students who go there, Pratt
"Many of them are first-generation college students," he
"We're looking to expand that relationship because it is staffed by professionals who understand the demands of a student who enters the university," Pratt
Both campuses offer summer courses for new students that provide an orientation to college life and a refresher on study skills.
At Hamilton, the course is called Get Up To Speed (GUTS), and at Middletown, it's Summer Time Enrichment Program (STEPS).
"There's a lot of interest in those courses," Pratt