Academic Support Courses: No Credit

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    Explore the institutional credit courses (the credit is not counted for graduation requirements) offered by the Developmental Studies Department.

    Please Note: These courses begin with a “0” in the course number (example: “070”).

    Understanding the meaning of “Institutional” credits:

    • Are associated with remedial courses which are numbered below 100
    • Do not apply to degree requirements for graduation
    • Do not count in determining GPA (grade point average) calculation
    • Are used in determining enrollment status (full- or part-time)
    • Are used for financial aid purposes
    • Are used for athletic (NCAA) eligibility but ONLY during a student's first year.

    The courses are:

    • DVST 070 Reading Skills for College Study:Designed to assist students in the development of college level reading skills.
    • DVST 083 Introduction to College Math: Student reviews basic computational principles, skills and their applications.
    • DVST 093 Developmental Mathematics, Elements of Algebra: A few topics include properties and operations on real numbers and simplifying expressions.

    Please take time to review the course descriptions through the Developmental Studies Department, and in the IUP Undergraduate Catalog. To discuss any of these courses, to seek permission, or to explore a variety of academic workshops, please contact the Developmental Studies Department, 202 Pratt Hall, 724-357-2729.

    Explore Group Counseling:

    • Sponsored by the Counseling Center.
    • Students often benefit most from sharing information, experiences, and support with other students who have similar concerns.
    • Explore ways to increase self-awareness and enhance personal relationships.
    • Suites on Maple East, G31
    • 724-357-2621

    Explore Course Tutoring options:

    Tutoring means training, lessons, and coaching.

    Tutoring is a smart way to strengthen your knowledge and skills!

    • Sponsored by the Developmental Studies Department.
    • Walk-in peer tutoring and Homework Helper sessions are available.
    • Contact the Developmental Studies Department for more information.
    • 202 Pratt Hall, 724-357-2729

    Explore strengthening your writing skills through the IUP Writing Center:

    • General assistance with writing is available on a walk-in basis.
    • A trained undergraduate or graduate tutor will work with you on a one-to-one basis at any stage of your writing assignment—finding ideas, drafting, revising, documenting sources, or proofreading.
    • Tutors can also help you find information on the Web or format your paper in MS Word.
    • Visit the Writing Center for additional information.
    • 218 Eicher Hall (on Grant Street), 724-357-3029