Deadlines and Key Policies


We at the Developmental Studies Office support students in first-year English and Quantitative Reasoning courses.  Also, we support college readiness efforts in the high schools.  To find out more about us, click on the About Us tab to the left.  We looking forward to partnering with you to excel in English courses, Quantitative Reasoning courses, and college in general. 


Andrew, Christa, and Whitney

Key Policies

Incoming Freshmen Fall 2019

  • All students will be placed into a college level math course or a college level math course with additional support.  Placement will be based on multiple measures, which may include test scores (CAASPP, ACT, SAT, AP, IB), senior-year course work, and high school GPA.
  • Based on these multiple measures, some students will be required to participate in our Summer Early Start program.
  • All students who do not enter having completed a college-level English course or a qualifying score on AP/IB must take the Write to Register before their June or July 2019 orientation date.


Starting May 2018, students will be able to log into their student center and see which pathway/category they are following for English and math.  They should check the Alerts and Holds section for their placement by clicking "details."

Math/Quantitative Reasoning

Math courses are further determined based on major. See List of Majors: STEM, Non-STEM, and Business


English/Written Composition


Continuing Students (admitted Fall 2016 - Spring 2018) with Developmental Requirements

  • Continuing students who were admitted anytime between Fall 2016 and Spring 2018 must either pass their required A2 (Written Composition) and/or B4 (Quantitative Reasoning) courses this Fall 2018 or meet with our office to complete a petition by November 5th.  Students who fail one of these two things will not be able to register for Spring 2019.