- Students will be able to be successful in credit level courses.
- Students will access Student Services.
- Students will demonstrate the appropriate skills to succeed in college life.
As part of the admissions process all prospective CMI students take the College Board's Accuplacer Placement Exam which is used to determine academic eligibility to take college classes and also to determine the appropriate level of English and mathematics courses in which to begin academic studies at CMI. The Accuplacer English test includes an objective assessment of the student’s grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills. In addition, students are required to submit a writing sample based on a provided writing prompt. The mathematics test assesses the student’s quantitative skills from simple arithmetic through beginning algebra.
The criteria for math and English placement levels are determined by course learning outcomes. Students receiving satisfactory scores on the tests will be placed on one of the three levels of developmental English and/or math, or they may be placed in first-semester freshman credit courses.
Developmental Studies is divided into a three-tiered program. The first level is an intensive five-day a week, 4 hours per day program, designed to give students daily exposure to spoken and written English in their English, math, technology, and First Year Seminar classes. The second and third level also meets five days a week for English skills classes in 80-minute periods, math classes in 50-minute periods four days a week, and a choice from a list of elective classes.