The Developmental Education Program is designed to assist students whose placement exam scores indicate the need for a review in one or more academic areas prior to students proceeding into the prescribed course sequences leading to higher level academics. Diagnostic testing and individualized programs of study allow students to progress at rates appropriate for their individual circumstances. The learning environment allows for variety and flexibility in the presentation of course content and offers a gradual transition to the more traditional lecture-style classroom.
It is advised that students who place in one or more developmental courses take that course(s) in their first term of enrollment at the College. Students must meet with the developmental studies advisor before registering for classes for any term in which a developmental class is required. Students who place in one or more developmental courses are strongly encouraged to enroll in PSY 107 Study Skills for College or BSS 090 Basic Study Skills, to provide further support and opportunities to develop the study skills necessary for academic success. Students who place in two or more developmental level courses may not enroll in more than 12 credit hours.