# Developmental Mathematics

The Developmental Mathematics Department at South Texas College is dedicated to helping students acquire the necessary mathematical skills to meet TSI standards and to be successful in academic level mathematics courses.

## Get Started at STC!

## Choosing the Right Course

### What's Your Major?

Is your major STEM-related or Education? It probably requires College Algebra or Math for Business.

But for most other majors, College Algebra is **not** required for your degree. You could meet the math requirement for your major by taking Elementary Statistics or Contemporary Mathematics instead. These courses may be more beneficial to your area of study than College Algebra. *Please meet with an advisor to verify.* Also, if you are planning to transfer to another institution, make sure the math course you choose satisfies the program of study you plan to complete at the transferring institution.

### What's Your TSI Score?

Your TSI test score affects when you may begin taking College-Level math courses. Registration options can be found below along with alternative options for improving your initial placement into our developmental program

**350 and over:**Register for any College-Level math course**336-349 or ABE 5-6:**Register for a College-Level math course**combined**with a supplemental Math Lab (Co-Requisite Courses).*If your area of study does not require a college level math course but requires that you be TSI complete, register for a stand-alone Supplementary Lab course (MATL 0020 – Supplementary Lab)***310-335:**Register for the Developmental Math course that best prepares you for the College-Level course you plan to enroll in:- Math 0442 – Foundations for Mathematical Reasoning (Non-Algebra Based). After successful completion, student may enroll in Contemporary Mathematics (Math 1332) or Elementary Statistics (Math 1442)
- Math 0100 – Developmental Math I (Algebra Based). After successful completion, student may enroll in any College-Level Co-Requisite course. This course best prepares students for College Algebra (Math 1414).
*Students who are not required to take a college level math course may enroll in stand-alone Supplementary Lab course (MATL 0020 – Supplementary Lab) after successful completion of Math 0100.*

#### Options to Improve Your TSI Placement

To register in the camps/courses below, follow the CRN link to fill out an online form. For assistance signing up, please call our faculty secretary at 872-7237, or our student success specialist at 872-3461.

**TSI Boot Camps**

For all students scoring below 350, TSI Boot Camps are **free** one week long courses designed to help students improve their TSI score and their initial placement. **Students who participate and attend each day of the camp** qualify for a free TSI assessment at the end of the week.

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

### Resources

- Placement Testing
- TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Practice
- Centers for Learning Excellence (CLE) / Tutoring
- My Math Lab Website
- P Grade Form
- Early Alert Referral Form