Enrollment Suggestions for Students Taking Developmental Courses
Writing and Reading Courses
Highly Recommended Courses
- Other skill-building courses in Math, Reading, or English
- CLICK Learning Community: HULC 1091
- College Orientation: EDUC 1101
- Educational Planning: EDUC 1103
- Keyboarding/Typewriting I: AOT 1103
- Introduction to Computers: CIT 1103
- Microcomputer Applications: CIT 1093
- Personal Finance: ECON 2103
- Health & Wellness: HPER 1202
- First Aid: HPER 1102
Students should try to avoid taking credit-level courses that involve high-level reading and writing skills such as history, government, sociology, psychology, speech, science, etc. Thus, for example, students should complete Fundamental English (or test out of it) before enrolling in history and government.
(READ 1213 students, however, should be fine for credit-level courses.)
- Enroll in the appropriate math course in their first semester – START EARLY!
- Do not skip a semester between math courses – DON’T STOP!
- Do not skip a course in the sequence (unless a retest of the ACCUPLACER permits this).
- If a student has failed a course, it is strongly encouraged that they retake it the following semester.
- If a student has failed a course multiple times, they should consider dropping back to the previous course to build a stronger foundation.
For students who know they will never need College Algebra, Math Literacy is showing to be a successful alternative to the traditional path of PreAlgebra and Elementary Algebra. However, students who place into Enhanced PreAlgebra or have passed Fundamentals of Math with a B or C typically do not have sufficient math skills for Math Literacy and should be encouraged to take Enhanced PreAlgebra prior to Math Literacy.
- The sole purpose of Math Literacy is to serve as a prerequisite course for General College Math.
- Math Literacy involves a significant amount of group work and activities.
- Passing Math Literacy in no way prepares a student for Elementary Algebra nor Intermediate Algebra.
- Fundamentals of Math: MATH 0103 OR Enhanced PreAlgebra: MATH 0114
- Math Literacy: MATH 0134
- General College Math: MATH 1473
For students who know they need College Algebra OR are Undecided.
- Students needing College Algebra must complete (or test out of) PreAlgebra, Elementary Algebra, AND Intermediate Algebra.
- General College Math does not fulfill the prerequisite for College Algebra.
- Fundamentals of Math: MATH 0103
- PreAlgebra: MATH 0113 OR Enhanced PreAlgebra: MATH 0114
- Elementary Algebra: MATH 0123
- Intermediate Algebra: MATH 0143
- College Algebra: MATH 1513
Students are encouraged to discuss the following resources with their academic advisor:
- Writing Lab (including writing workshops)
- Reading Lab
- STEM Lab
- Tutoring (including tutor.com)
- ESL Workshops
- Student Success Center (including workshops)
- Counseling Services
- Disability Services
If an acceptable schedule cannot be created, students are strongly encouraged to discuss the option of part-time rather than full-time enrollment with their academic advisor to aid in their long-term success.