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College Preparatory Courses (Developmental Studies)

North Central Texas College offers a number of courses in reading, writing and mathematics that are designed to help students acquire the skills necessary for success in college-level courses. These courses are widely offered in Texas community colleges. The policy statewide is that these courses will not transfer as college-level courses, nor will they count toward graduation at accredited Texas colleges and universities. It is important for all students to understand that such courses are designed to provide assistance increasing academic proficiency.  Attendance in College Preparatory Studies is mandatory when a student has not passed the TSI Assessment or previous placement exam. After three hours of absenteeism, a student may be warned and referred to the Director of College Preparatory Studies. At six hours of absenteeism, a student may be dropped from his/her College Preparatory class. If the student is dropped from the only College Preparatory class in which he/she is enrolled, the student will be dropped from all remaining courses for that semester. Specific courses are listed in the NCTC Catalog.