Developmental Math Courses

What is the difference between MATD and MATH courses?

Courses with an MATH prefix in the catalog and in the schedule are college-credit mathematics courses. Courses with a MATD prefix are developmental mathematics courses; that is, they are designed primarily to prepare students for college-credit courses. The Mathematics Department determines curriculum both MATH and MATD courses. You may want to read the Statement of Purpose for the Mathematics Department.

Developmental math exit level courses

Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or higher will make a student T.S.I complete in math. See the course flow chart for more information about what courses these prepare students for.

MATD 0385 Developing Mathematical Thinking.  This is an appropriate course for non-STEM* majors.

MATD 0290 or 0390 Intermediate Algebra.  This is an appropriate course for STEM* majors.

Students in the modularized curriculum MATD 0421-2-3 at Highland (HLC) will be declared TSI complete in math upon successful completion of the curriculum.

*STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Texas State Initiative (TSI)

Students who are not declared College Ready in math by an assessment score or course work may place into a developmental math course. Many students who place into a developmental course are required by TSI rules to enroll continuously in developmental courses until College Ready status is met. More information is available at the links below.

Subpages (1): TSI Information
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