Placement test results can reveal a need for developmental course work in one or more areas (math 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 courses. Developmental courses are not a substitute for any course listed in your major, but are in addition to those courses. 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.

  1. Take developmental courses in your first semester
  2. Take developmental courses prior to the start of your first semester
  3. Remediate and retest

Contact information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701