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Interested in improving your reading and writing skills?  NCBO Writing is a non-course based option primarily designed for freshman and sophomore students who would like assistance with these two crucial skills.  Contact Leticia Madrid at for further information.


 News Worth Noting!

Students who are TSI liable have a pre-semester option to take an intensive NCBO Boot Camp in math, reading, or writing.  In past camps, the results were a 30% pass rate in math, a 100% pass rate in reading, and an almost 90% pass rate in writing which means those students will enroll into freshman level credit bearing courses during their first semester. 


NCBO Reading/Writing is a non-course based option for students who need extra support in reading or writing. It is scheduled according to instructor/student availability and consists of no fewer than 10 hours of directed guidance. Call 432-552-2630 or email Leticia Madrid at for further information or to arrange a schedule. 

This option is encouraged for students whose TSI results were close to the cut score for developmental course coursework in reading or composition (Reading 342 & Writing 350).  

Students who feel they need a little extra support due to an extended absence from formal schooling may find this opportunity particularly helpful.

Math NCBOs are also on the course schedule and may be elected during the enrollment process.  If you are interested and are not sure if you will benefit from this, contact Trisha Pumphrey at or call (432-552-2264).

There is no fee for the non-course based offerings; however, students should anticipate purchasing access codes to online skills platforms. 

Contact Information 

Leticia Madrid
Coordinator for Developmental Education

U T Permian Basin 
4901 E. University Boulevard 
Testing Services/Academic Accommodations-MB 1160 
Odessa, Texas 79762