Placement test results can reveal a need for developmental course work in one or more areas (math, reading, or English). Developmental courses are required foundational courses designed to remediate academic deficiencies to a level that will allow you to be successful in college-level course work. Developmental courses do not substitute for any course listed in your major, but are in addition. Therefore, it is important that you establish a plan for incorporating developmental requirements into your major.

There are various options available for satisfying developmental requirements. The option you choose will depend upon a number of factors, including:

  • the number or types of developmental course requirements you have
  • the effect those weak areas might have on your ability to do well in your major
  • enrollment restrictions that might be in place for your major
  • the remediation resources available to you

Please review each option listed below and choose the one that you believe is the best fit for your skills and needs. You may consult with faculty and staff at your Advising Session for guidance.

  1. Take developmental courses over the summer
  2. Take developmental courses in your first semester
  3. Work with a tutor and retest

Contact information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701