The Alamo Colleges require all students to complete a student development course designed to help them successfully transition to college and better understand the Alamo Colleges' expectations. Student Development Program (SDEV) courses offer techniques in life-long learning, creative and critical thinking, time management, test and note taking, studying, career planning, and building lasting relationships. Students who complete SDEV courses have a proven record of higher retention and persistence in college. A variety of SDEV courses are offered to fit specific student needs.
Entering students with fewer than fifteen (15) college semester credit hours are required to successfully complete a Student Development course during the first (1) semester of enrollment. Dual Credit hours are not counted as college credit hours for this purpose. Exceptions or waivers require approval. Regular tuition applies to Student Development courses.
Students who do not successfully complete the Student Development course during the first (1) semester will be required to complete the course the following semester. Three-peat tuition will apply on a third (3) enrollment.