Planning For Your Educational Success
As you proceed through your associate or certificate program you will find that wise planning will save you time, energy, and money. One piece of sound advice in this regard would be to always consult with an academic advisor before deciding on the classes you will sign up for. Taking this precaution will ensure that the courses you take actually apply toward your associate degree or certificate. In addition, academic advisors will keep you abreast of the latest changes to BA/S programs at UNM and other four-year institutions.
It is a fact, however, that most of our students are required to take at least one developmental studies course prior to taking English or mathematics classes. Our records indicate that about 70% – 80% of our entering freshman are required to take one or more developmental studies courses in writing, reading, mathematics, science, and academic studies prior to enrollment in a freshman-level writing, mathematics, or science class.
Although these courses will not count toward completion of an associate’s degree or certificate and cannot be transferred to another institution, they are an essential component of the student’s overall success. Consequently, it is essential that students take these courses as early as possible.
The student’s level of preparedness, as evidenced by standardized test scores, will determine which developmental courses are required. For developmental writing courses the sequence is ENGL 098 ! ENGL 099 ! ENGL 100 ! ENGL 101, and for mathematics developmental study courses the sequence is MATH 099 ! MATH 100 ! MATH 120 (ENGL 101 and MATH 120 are the first college-level courses in each sequence).
Here are two possible scenarios (there could be several, of course). The first is for students who place at ENGL 099 and MATH 099 and the second is for students who place in ENGL 100 and MATH 100. If your particular situation is such that you place at a higher level in one area but not the other, then you will need to make appropriate substitutions, but only under the guidance of an academic advisor.
Contact and Advising Information
Information about the AASIT degree program is available from:
Advisement & Counseling (505) 925-8560 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Chair of the Language & Literature Department, Michelle LeBeau, (505) 925-8619 email@example.com,
Lead developmental studies faculty member in the Language & Literature Department, Patricia Gillikin, (505) 925-8500 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Chair of the Mathematics & Statistics Department, Mary Robinson, (505) 925-8622 email@example.com, or
Dean of Instruction, Reinaldo A. Z. García, (505) 925-8601 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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