Developmental Studies

The developmental studies program at Navarro College provides basic skills development in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills for students who are under-prepared for college-level studies. Students whose scores fall below the minimum standards on the TSI placement test are required to enroll and participate in developmental classes or a non-course-based activity until competency is achieved. Failure to attend or participate in developmental studies classes will result in the student being dropped from the class. Navarro College has a 6 absence drop policy in all developmental courses. Students who exceed this 6 absence limit will be dropped from the course and forced to re-enroll in the class in subsequent semesters. Students in developmental studies are limited to 16 hours each semester, excluding ORIN and activity KINE courses. Students may enroll in certain courses within their major area of study while simultaneously enrolled in developmental classes. However, a student in basic skills courses will need to reduce the course load in his/her major area or college-level classes since basic skills courses have a large amount of lab time. Students should be aware that their grade-point average on Web advisor does not include their developmental class grades. Grades from developmental classes could determine whether a student is placed on academic probation, suspension, or is in good academic standing at the college. Students are expected to achieve mastery of basic skills concepts in a maximum of three semesters of developmental work. Students must meet exit criteria objectives prior to receiving an associate’s degree from Navarro College. Basic skills courses cannot be used in meeting graduation requirements for any degree or certificate. (See Developmental Education Plan under the Student Success Initiative section)

Navarro College offers Developmental Studies Courses for the students whose academic skills in Reading, Writing, and/or Math have been identified as insufficient for college-level work. Students identified in need of these courses will find it necessary to complete these courses in order to achieve success in college-level work. DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES COURSES CANNOT BE USED IN MEETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE.