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Catalog 2018-19 
Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Developmental Education

Assessment/Placement and Continuous Enrollment for Developmental Students 

All certificate and degree-seeking students are required to have their skills assessed in reading, writing, and mathematics at the time of entrance into the college. Students will not be permitted to register until they complete the assessment process for placement.  Placement tests are offered in designated centers on each campus. Documentation of previous college work, placement tests administered at other colleges, SAT/ACT, IB, PARCC, AP, GED scores and other approved measures may exempt a student from testing, in accordance with state agreements. Placement test scores and SAT/ACT scores are valid for two years for students who have not begun their academic coursework. Students with current documentation of disabilities will be eligible for accommodations, when appropriate. Retests are available on each campus. Note that students in certificate programs which do not require credit mathematics are not required to be assessed in mathematics.

Students who place in academic literacy and/or mathematics courses are required to register for each of these courses or their prerequisites beginning with their first semester at CCBC. They must continue to enroll in a course or courses from within the required developmental sequence(s) in academic literacy and/or math every semester until ENGL 101 and a general education math course are successfully completed. All students who place in developmental courses must work closely with an academic advisor to create a plan for enrolling in and completing required developmental courses.

See the link above for the Statewide Academic Regulations for Developmental Education.

Developmental Education and Learning Assistance

CCBC offers a comprehensive array of courses and services to assist under-prepared students. The purpose of developmental education is to develop in each learner the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic, career and life goals. CCBC ensures proper placement by assessing  each learner’s level of preparedness for college course work.

Developmental Courses

CCBC offers developmental courses to improve a student’s basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These courses provide support for students to succeed in college level instruction.

Students may elect to enroll in special sections of developmental courses that are offered in accelerated formats that allow students to co-enroll in credit courses.

Students who demonstrate through placement tests that they do not possess the minimal skills required for developmental courses will be restricted from participating in credit and developmental courses. These students will be referred to preparatory courses offered by the School of Continuing Education, which prepare students for developmental coursework.

Students may elect to enroll in special sections of developmental courses that are offered in accelerated formats that allow students to co-enroll in credit courses.

For more information, contact the campus Coordinator of Academic Support.

CCBC Catonsville
Library, Room 100

CCBC Dundalk
College Community Center, Room 121

CCBC Essex
Student Services Center, Room 203

CCBC Owings Mills
County Center, Room 403
10300 Grand Central Ave.