Developmental Education

The Developmental Education program helps students gain needed skills to pursue their college and career goals.  The program serves those who are not ready for college level courses or need to improve basic academic skills.  Students who are enrolled in any degree, diploma, or certificate program and score below established cut scores on the College’s placement tests are generally required to enroll in the appropriate developmental course before enrolling in on-level English, math, or other college courses.  It is extremely important that students meet with an advisor prior to registering.  There are some on-level courses in which developmental students may enroll with advisor approval.  Students whose placement test results indicate a need for developmental education should meet frequently with their advisor.  PCCUA has an integrated developmental education program.  All developmental reading and writing courses are offered within the English Department, and all developmental math courses are offered within the math department.  Developmental Education administration resides within the Division of Arts & Sciences.