About Developmental Math
Developmental math classes give students the basic skills and understanding required for success in university-parallel classes and non-transfer 100-level classes. Credits earned in developmental math classes do not count towards graduation. Developmental math classes are kept small (base class size 22 students) to personalize the learning environment and facilitate student-teacher interaction.
Developmental math classes at TMCC are offered in lecture-based format, in computer-assisted format, and in Web-based (online) format. See Math Class Formats for further details. TMCC's developmental math classes are numbered Math 90, Math 95 and Math 96.
Registration for online developmental math classes is by departmental permission and limited to students who meet the following three requirements:
- The student has not dropped or failed the class before, or the student has a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- The student has a grade of A or B in the prerequisite class, or a qualifying Accuplacer math, ACT math or SAT math score, taken within the past two years.
- The student has a minimum Accuplacer Reading score of 86 and a minimum Accuplacer Essay Sample score of 5 (or a minimum score of 440 on both the SAT Reading and Writing tests, or a minimum score of 18 on both the ACT Reading and Writing tests), or a C of higher in English 98R, taken within the past two years.