Building the skills you need to be successful

Your core skills in the key areas of reading, writing and math need to be strong if you are to succeed in college. That's why we offer Developmental Education courses.

These are most common in the English and Math disciplines, with developmental courses being any of those numbered below 100. They do not count toward a degree or certificate. You may place into these courses based on our course placement process.

Developmental Math

If you place into developmental math, you'll have two paths to choose from in order to work your way into college-level math; the path you choose will be determined by your intended major/educational goal. For help in choosing the right course, view our Math Paths diagram (see page 35 in PDF), and talk to Admissions or Counseling.

Review the basics and strengthen your skills with the following courses:

Developmental English

Sharpen your writing skills in these courses, including:

Learn more about our English program.

College Success Topics

A Bridge to Success - Reach College Level Courses Faster

Join the Bridge Programs (Limited space available)

Math Bridge

Take advantage of a FREE Opportunity to advance your math skills! Upon completion of this 3-week program you may have a chance to register for a math class at a level above your current placement.

Sugar Grove:
May 21 to June 6
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Aurora Downtown:
July 16 to August 1
5 - 9 p.m.

Register for Math Bridge

English Bridge

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enhance your reading and writing abilities at absolutely no cost! Join our 8-week program designed to boost your writing skills possibly move a level up from your current placement.

Sugar Grove:
June 10 to August 1
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Aurora Downtown:
June 10 to August 1
6:00 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.

Register for English Bridge


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Academic Support Division
Sugar Grove Campus
Collins Hall, Room 162
(630) 466-5706