Beginning Fall 2019, FTCC will be implementing the Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE) developmental model. This new co-requisite model will transition the College from the current pre-requisite developmental model.
Students will no longer be required to take developmental courses prior to reaching gateway math and English courses. As a result, DRE and DMA courses will no longer be offered at the College. Current, returning, and new students will be placed by unweighted high school GPA into one of three categories:
- Students with a GPA 2.8+ may register for any class without mandatory additional supports.
- Students with a GPA 2.2 – 2.799 may enroll in a gateway course with a mandatory co-requisite.
- Students with a GPA < 2.2 must enroll in a one-semester transition course.
The following are tenets of the new model:
- We aim to improve success rates in gateway level math and English classes
- We will place more students in gateway level math and English with mandated co-requisite support
- We will provide one semester (or less) of developmental education to students entering the community college system with a high school GPA below 2.2 and more than two points below the ACT benchmarks
- We will provide student success skills, growth mindset activities, and soft skills in co-requisite courses
- We will provide math co-requisite courses that are aligned specifically with a student’s gateway level math course
- We strive to ensure we are able to effectively collect data and assess the efficacy of RISE
- Elimination of a placement test, except in rare cases
Contact an admissions counselor or academic advisor for more information:
- Phone: 910.678.8473
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org