To succeed in college, it’s important that you read and write effectively and understand math at a college level. The School of Transitional Studies can help you get up to speed in these areas.

Not sure if you need help?

The STS staff can help you choose the course that's right for you. In general, however, standard test scores such as the SAT or ACT will tell us if you need help. If those scores are not available (or if they are below a certain level) you will be asked to take an ACCUPLACER placement test to help identify the correct English and/or mathematics course(s) for you to take. The placement test is administered through the Office of Testing Services. Register to take the placement test.

Help with English

You may need to take placement tests in English reading and writing if you:

  • scored below 430 on the SAT Critical Reading Test (prior to March 2016) or 24 on the SAT Reading Test (during or after March 2016) or
  • scored below 17 on the English ACT or
  • do not have any college-level English credits to transfer to GGC.

NOTE: If English is not your first language, you may benefit from placement in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes. The EAP classes will help you gain the language skills and confidence you'll need to succeed in college-level English (ENGL1101).

Help with Math

You may need to take a placement test in Math if you:

  • scored below 400 on the SAT Math Test (prior to March 2016) or 440 on the SAT Math Test (during or after March 2016) or
  • scored below 17 on the Math ACT or
  • do not have any college-level English credits to transfer to GGC.

 

You may have other options
two students looking at a computerYou may be able to satisfy these academic requirements and gain the course credit you need to continue your education at GGC. The School of Transitional Studies offers new courses that can speed up the process of gaining college-level competency in English, reading and mathematics.
Drop by the Mentoring and Advising Center to find out more about your options.