2021-2022 Catalog

Developmental Studies

The mission of the Developmental Studies Program is to use the best practices in developmental education to prepare students academically, emotionally, and socially for college, career, and civic success by improving their reading, writing, and mathematical skills and by encouraging the development of strategies for active, confident, life-long learning. This program provides math and English courses with course numbers less than 100. Credits earned by completing these courses do not count toward graduation requirements. Developmental coursework is also excluded from GPA calculations.

Students’ developmental coursework requirements (or exemptions from developmental coursework) are determined using multiple measures for placement. If these measures indicate a need for academic development, students are required to complete the necessary developmental courses. 

The grades for all developmental math and English courses are either “P” for “Pass” or “R” for “Re-enroll.”

According to the college's policy, students who fail the corequisite course but pass the gateway course do not need to retake the corequisite course. Students who pass the corequisite course but fail the gateway course must only retake the gateway course.