Two Cameron University students.

Developmental Courses

Placement testing results may determine that a student is required to take developmental coursework. Developmental courses are designed to prepare students for college-level work. Developmental courses do not count for college credit and cannot be used for any degree or general education requirements. All developmental course requirements must be completed within the first 24 hours of collegiate enrollment.


Students with developmental requirements in the following areas will be prevented from taking certain other collegiate-level courses until the required developmental courses are taken and successfully completed.

  • English: Prevents enrollment in college level history, political science, geography or college level English course.

  • Mathematics:  Prevents enrollment in college level mathematics courses and biological and physical science courses.

  • Reading:  Prevents enrollment in college level biological and physical science courses.

If you do not place into college level coursework, you will be required to complete developmental
coursework. All developmental coursework requirements must be completed with a “C” or better, within the first 24 hours of collegiate coursework