Developmental courses, or college preparatory instruction, are designed to remediate prior deficiencies in the knowledge and skills judged necessary in order for a student to progress satisfactorily through a college level program or course of instruction. Credit earned for college preparatory courses shall not satisfy requirements for graduation or degree or certificate completion. Developmental courses include ENG 092 Basic English I; ENG 093 Basic English II; RDG 084 Developmental Reading II; MTH 091 Developmental Algebra; and MTH 098 Elementary Algebra. Students scoring 64 or below on the Compass reading subtest MUST take developmental reading within the first two semesters of enrollment.
The grading scale for Developmental courses is “A,” “B,” “C,” “F,” or “IP.” All students enrolled in a developmental course must earn a "C" or better before enrolling in the subsequent college-level course. An In Progress “IP” grade is often given to those students who need to do additional work, and they should re-enroll in the course. AN “IP” DOES NOT COUNT AS A SATISFACTORY GRADE. A grade of “F” may be given if the level of effort from the student, based on grades and attendance, is not sufficient to receive an “IP” grade.
Students earning course grades of “F” or “IP” should re-enroll in the course. An “IP” grade may only be earned twice. On a student’s third and subsequent attempts, a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” or “F” will be awarded. Students who do not make a "C" or better and have registered for the subsequent course will not be allowed to remain in the subsequent course. A student who does not score a “C” or better in reading, math, and English developmental courses after two attempts will receive joint counseling by their faculty advisor and the Dean of Instruction.