Pre College (Developmental) Program
The Pre College Program is designed to prepare students for college-level coursework by developing the skills required for entry into some curriculum courses. Any person who has a high school diploma or a GED may enroll in Pre College courses. The number of courses needed and, consequently, the length of time required to complete the courses will vary. Depending on their individual circumstances and with the approval of their academic advisor, students may take a combination of Pre College and regular curriculum courses during the same term. Students should refer to the current course schedules [opens in a new tab] for Pre College courses offerings.
Exit Criteria for All Pre College (Developmental Education) Courses
A student taking required Pre College courses must earn a grade of “P” in order to progress to the curriculum course or to the next Pre College course level. A grade of “R” requires the student to repeat the course.
Students enrolled in a Pre College course will not earn traditional letter grades (A, B, C, D or F). Grades for all Pre College courses will be “P” (Pass) or “R” (Re-enroll).
A grade of “P” is given when a student has reached a minimal level of proficiency for the course. For all Pre-College courses, if a student demonstrates mastery, a grade of “P” will be awarded. The “P” grade is not included in the computation of the GPA. However, for financial aid purposes, a grade of “P” means that a student has made satisfactory academic progress.
A grade of “R” is given when a student has not demonstrated mastery and will have to re-enroll in the Pre College course. The “R” grade is considered a non-punitive grade and is not included in the computation of the GPA. However, for financial aid purposes, a grade of “R” means that a student has not made satisfactory academic progress. Financial aid will be affected by a grade of “R”.
For (CHM 090 ), mastery is defined as a final course average of 80 or higher.
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In order to receive credit for a Pre College course, the student must attend at least 85% of the required contact hours. If the student misses hours in excess of 15%, the student will be dropped from the course by the instructor. In no case will a student receive credit for a course if he/she has missed in excess of 15% of the required contact hours. The grade provided will follow the guidelines outlined in the RCC Drop/Add Policy. Regardless of when a student registers, absences are calculated beginning with the first scheduled class.
Current Precollege Courses
CHM 090 Chemistry Concepts is the prerequisite for CHM 131 and CHM 151 for students who do not have credit for high school chemistry. Students may be required to complete activities using the learning management system Blackboard Open LMS.