Developmental Education Requirements
Developmental courses help many MSU freshmen succeed by providing preparatory classes in writing, mathematics, and reading. Students with ACT subscores below 18 in English, 19 in mathematics, or 20 in reading must take one or more of these preparatory classes.
Students required to enroll in developmental classes must:
- Earn a grade of "C" or better in required developmental courses.
- Complete developmental requirements within the first 30 credit hours. Students who do not complete all developmental requirements within the first 30 credit hours must complete the required course(s) before enrolling in additional college-level courses or obtain a letter of exception from University College.
- Developmental courses cannot be dropped from a student's schedule without the approval of both the advisor and University College.
- Developmental coursework is designed to be completed during the first year. Students should complete all development course requirements during their freshman year in order to meet minimum academic standards expected in sophomore and higher level college coursework. Developmental courses are numbered below 100 and do not count toward the total hours needed for degree completion. However, the credit hours count toward full-time status each semester, and the grades are included in calculating GPA.