Professors at Northern Kentucky University will tell you that clear communication, critical thinking and mathematical reasoning are essential skills in college and the professional workplace. Developmental mathematics and developmental writing and reading courses help you strengthen the skills and attitudes necessary for your success.
Placement into developmental mathematics, reading, and writing courses is by ACT, SAT, and placement test scores. Students who do not meet the college readiness standards on the ACT or SAT are required to take a placement test in every area in which the standard is not met. Kentucky students may be able to take the KYOTE placement test in their high schools.
For more information regarding placement testing please visit Testing Services.
"Students with an academic deficiency are required to successfully meet all necessary developmental or corequisite requirements during their first two semesters at NKU or within the first 30 hours of earned credit, whichever comes first. Students who do not meet the requirements shall not be able to enroll in further semesters without written consent from the dean (or designee) of their college (or the vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs for undeclared students).
"Developmental courses do not contribute to the credits required for graduation and will not be calculated in the GPA."
For full information on this policy, see the NKU Academic Policies webpage.