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
- College & Life Strategies: EDUC 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 like history, government, sociology, psychology, speech, or science that involve higher-level reading and writing skills. For example, students should complete ENGL 0133: English Composition Review (or test out of it) before enrolling in history and government. An exception is READ 1213: Advanced Reading and Vocabulary Enrichment; credit-level classes will generally be fine for students taking this course.
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
- Counseling Services
- Disability Services
- Career Services
- Center for Success, Inclusion, and Diversity (including workshops)
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.
Enrollment Suggestions for Students Taking Developmental Math 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
Students needing General College Math must complete (or test out of) Foundations of Math.
Sequence of Courses in the Non-STEM Pathway:
- Foundations of Math: MATH 0124
- General College Math: MATH 1473
If 17-18 ACT, the student may take General College Math Studio: MATH 0181 AND General College Math: MATH 1473
For students who know they need Business Calculus OR are Non-STEM majors interesting in modeling data OR are undecided.
- Students needing Functions must complete (or test out of) Foundations of Math and Algebraic Literary.
- General College Math does not fulfill the prerequisite for Functions & Modeling.
Sequence of courses in the Functions Pathway:
Foundations of Math: MATH 0124
Algebraic Literacy: MATH 0144
Functions & Modeling: MATH 1483
If 17-18 ACT, student may take Functions & Modeling Studio: MATH 0181 AND Functions & Modeling: MATH 1483
For students who know they need College Algebra OR are Undecided.
- Students needing College Algebra must complete (or test out of) Foundations of Math and Algebraic Literacy.
- Neither General College Math nor Functions & Modeling fulfill the prerequisite for College Algebra.
- Foundations of Math: MATH 0124
- Algebraic Literacy: MATH 0144
- College Algebra: MATH 1513
If 18 ACT, student may take College Algebra Studio: MATH 0151 AND College Algebra: MATH 1513