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Policies: Developmental Courses

Academic Policies and Procedures » Developmental Courses

Developmental courses are basic skills courses taught by the Center for Student Resources & Academic Support, the Department of Mathematics and the Haggerty English Language Program (HELP)*. Developmental courses offered by the College do not carry academic credit. Therefore, they do not count toward the total degree credits required for graduation; nor do they count toward class standing. They are, however, part of a student's semester workload and will be counted toward eligibility for full-time status. Grades earned in developmental courses reflect the evaluation of the student's performance in the course. These grades, however, are not computed in either the semester grade point average or the cumulative grade point average. A specific level of performance indicated by grades in such courses may be used as a prerequisite for higher-level courses or for demonstration of proficiency.


*HELP courses offered "for academic purposes" (ESL141, 142, 143, 144) are not considered developmental. These courses carry academic credit and count toward the College's liberal arts and graduation requirements.