Understanding Developmental ClassesSometimes students who place into developmental classes are unclear about what that means and how it will affect them. Here are some answers to common questions.
What is a developmental course?
Will this affect my financial aid?
Why am I in a developmental course?
Most students need to take a developmental course, either in Academic Literacy or Math. College-level courses are academically rigorous and challenging, and you may need a review to prepare for them. Developmental courses help you do that because they focus on the information and skills you need to be successful in college-level courses. Developmental courses are challenging courses that offer students a lot of support as they prepare for success in college-level courses.
Do I have to take these classes?
What do I have to take to get to college level?
Is there a way I can get to college level faster?
What happens if I don't pass one of my developmental classes?
- There is a limit to the number of developmental classes financial aid will cover. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
- If you aren’t successful on your second try, you’ll be required to come in to request permission to take the class again. To request permission, you'll need to demonstrate how you plan to be successful during your third try. We want to make sure you succeed in the future.