According to national studies, about 75% of our 4-year colleges and universities offer remedial or developmental courses in one or more subjects (National Center for Educational Statistics, 1996). At Ramapo, courses are offered in Reading, English, and Math.
Developmental courses in general do count towards the grade point average. Students in trying to discern differences between the colleges they are applying to should note many other New Jersey colleges do not allow developmental courses to be weighed in determining a grade point average. Ramapo does.
Our program for in-coming freshmen provides students the opportunity to strengthen their reading, writing, math and communication skills prior to the start of their first semester at Ramapo. Further enrollment in developmental courses during the school year may be required based on summer course placement, the course performance, and the recommendation of faculty.