Academic Affairs Office

What is a developmental course?


A "developmental" course is one you may be required to take based on your ACT, Compass, or MME scores.  These courses will help you build necessary skills in writing, reading, and math, although they do not count toward graduation.  Most are offered through MCC's College Success Center

Below is the course sequence for each skill area.  English 101 and BCOM 101 are the first “college-level” Writing courses.  Math 100a may earn college credit in certain circumstances;  always check the transferability through the receiving institution.

If you tested into a developmental course but feel you may not have been placed correctly, consider investigating the SPA program and Fast-Track math.