Developmental English Requirements

Based on the results of the English Placement Test, native speakers of English or those who have resided in the U.S. for eight or more years may be placed into one of five entry-level English courses. Developmental Skills I (EBS 011) and English Skills (EBS 021) are taken before Composition I. Two other courses enable students to take Composition I with an EBS support course: Directed Studies in Writing (EBS 033 or EBS 041). The final possibility is Composition I alone.

Students placed in EBS 011 or EBS 021 must enroll in their required course in their first semester at the College and remain in these courses in order to take other College credit-bearing courses.