What is College Readiness?
College Readiness consists of courses that provide incoming students with the opportunity to refresh their mathematics, reading, and writing skills. College Readiness courses are prerequisites for many courses in both Liberal Arts & Sciences and Technical Career education.

Students receive a letter grade and credits for each College Readiness course. These credits do not count toward graduation, but they are included in the calculation of a student's GPA. Some of the courses are designed to be taken in sequence.  A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required to advance from the remedial coursework level to the general coursework level.

Who Needs to Take College Readiness Courses?

Student Experience

"My education has expanded so much since high school because of my experience at South Central College. My instructors are always willing to help students understand the lessons, and they have helped me a great deal. I cannot thank them enough."

Scott Bremseth

  • Students who score into College Readiness Mathematics, Reading, or Writing based on their scores on the Accuplacer assessment test are required to take the appropriate College Readiness classes.
  • Students who have been out of school for a number of years and need to “brush-up” on reading, writing, or mathematics are encouraged to take College Readiness classes.

Why Are College Readiness Courses Important?
Students who improve the essential skills of reading, writing and mathematics are more successful in college and more likely to achieve their academic and personal goals. Smaller classes provide College Readiness students more individual attention from instructors who are dedicated to helping them reach their academic and personal goals.