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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 075 Reading and Study Skills Applications - Assists students in the applications of college-level reading and study skills to content-area coursework.
  • DVST 090 Introduction to College Math I - Student reviews basic computational principles, skills and their applications.
  • DVST 091 Developmental Mathematics, Arithmetic Operations - Explores the basics of counting principles, place value, arithmetic operations, etc.
  • DVST 092 Developmental Mathematics, Elemental Topics - Provides students with minimal algebra skills.
  • DVST 093 Developmental Mathematics, Elements of Algebra - A few topics include properties and operations on real numbers and simplifying expressions.
  • DVST 095 Introduction to College Math II- Introduces beginning algebraic concepts.

Please take time to review the course descriptions through the Developmental Studies Department, and in the 2009-2010 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.
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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
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Pratt Hall, Room 202/203
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2729
  • Fax: 724-357-6940
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.