Academics

Developmental English (ENF)

The developmental English program at Virginia Western Community college is comprised of three courses.

ENF 01 Preparing for College English I (8 CR) Prerequisite: Qualifying Placement Score; Corequisite: SDV 108. Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require extensive preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test scores. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into Preparing for College English III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English.

ENF 02 Preparing for College English II (4 CR) Prerequisite: Qualifying Placement Score; Corequisite: SDV 108. Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require intermediate preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test scores. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into Preparing for College English III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English.

ENF 03 Preparing for College English III (2 CR) Prerequisite: Qualifying Placement Score; Corequisite: SDV 108/ENG 111. Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require minimal preparation to succeed in college-level English courses but still need some preparation to succeed. Students enroll in ENF 3 and ENG 111 simultaneously. Students will place into this course based on placement test scores or the recommendation of their ENF 1/ENF 2 instructor.

Click here to view the sequence of developmental and college-level English courses.

Click here for course descriptions.

Non-Credit English Courses (EDUC)

The structure of the developmental English program is built upon a foundational skill set. If your placement results indicate that you have deficiencies in these skills, you will be recommended for a non-credit English course.

EDUC 2150: Placement Preparation in English non-credit
Students recommended for enrollment in this course may only enroll in non-credit courses. Cost: $150

Virginia Western also offers ESL courses to serve the English needs of students who speak other languages. Click here for more information about the ESL program.

Questions about developmental education? Email deved@virginiawestern.edu.

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