College Prep

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Pass the TSI Exam and Become College-Ready

ACC’s College Prep Program is a free 10 to 12 week program that helps students strengthen their academic skills and prepare for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college-readiness assessment.

The program also helps students complete applications for financial aid and understand their college and career options with the help of advisors. Current developmental education students are encouraged to apply.

How do I enroll?

College Prep students must be at least 16 years old and have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate. 

After you apply, you will take a free TABE® placement test to help place you in a class best suited for your abilities. A College Prep Coordinator will help you choose and register for classes that work with your schedule.

Information Session

To learn more about the program before you apply, attend an in-person Information Session with the College Prep team.

 

Apply Online

Apply online if you are not able to attend an Information Session.

Class Schedule

See below for the locations, dates, and times of the College Prep classes.

College Prep Integrated Reading & Writing (12 weeks)

Gain skills in writing essays, reviewing grammar, spelling, punctuation rules, and developing critical thinking. This class helps students develop analytical skills and reading comprehension.

CAMPUS DAY/TIME ROOM # START DATE END DATE
Highland Business Center T, Th
10:00am - 1:00pm
TBD 2/5/19 5/2/19
Eastview Campus T, Th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD 2/5/19 5/2/19
Highland Campus Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
TBD 2/9/19 5/4/19
College Prep Math Level 1 (10 weeks)

Learn basic arithmetic and algebra skills. This class covers mathematics study skills, operations on whole numbers, introduction to fractions, decimals and percentages. For students with a TSI math score of 310-335, ABE diagnostic 1-4.

CAMPUS DAY/TIME ROOM # START DATE END DATE
Highland Campus M, W
10:00am - 1:00pm
TBD 2/25/19 5/8/19
Eastview Campus M, W
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD 2/25/19 5/8/19
Hays Campus M, W
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD 2/25/19 5/8/19
South Austin Campus T, Th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD 2/26/19 5/9/19
Cypress Creek Campus Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
TBD 2/23/19 5/11/19
College Prep Math Level 2 (12 weeks)

Learn numeracy and the real number system; algebraic concepts, notation, and reasoning; quantitative relationships; mathmatica models; and problem solving. For students with a TSI math score of 325-349, ABE diagnostic 3 or higher.

CAMPUS DAY/TIME ROOM # START DATE END DATE
Highland Business Center M, T, W, Th
10:00am - 1:00pm
TBD 2/4/19 5/1/19
Eastview Campus M, W
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD 2/4/19 5/1/19
Round Rock Campus T, Th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD 2/5/19 5/2/19
Cypress Creek Campus Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
TBD 2/9/19 5/4/19
Highland Campus Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
TBD 2/9/19 5/4/19

 


 

Frequently asked questions

How much does the College Prep Program cost?
College Prep classes, textbooks, and workshops are free as long as students attend program activities at least 85 percent of the time.

Where and when do classes meet? Are they at all ACC campuses?
Classes typically meet for 10 to 12 weeks each semester at the Cypress Creek, Eastview, Highland, and South Austin campuses and at Highland Business Center. Check the schedule on the right for class times and locations. Classes at other ACC locations may be added in the future.

Can students get tutoring and study skills?
Students can get free tutoring at Eastview and Highland campus Learning Labs. Students also can build their “college knowledge” in workshops on study skills, note-taking, time management, and balancing work, school, friends, and family life.

Is there an age requirement? What is the average age of the students?
Students must be at least 16 years old to participate. Participants have ranged from 18 to 70 years old.

I don't really need help in all three subjects. Can I just focus on the one or two subjects that I need?
Yes! We have class options for different needs. See class choices at right, or call 512-223-7446 if you have questions.

Can you help me register to make sure I take the courses required for my degree?
Yes. Students receive one-on-one advising from Adult Education advisors.

What are some former College Prep students doing now?
College Prep students are pursuing a variety of degrees and careers such as history, psychology, medicine, nursing, fashion merchandising, green technology, electrical engineering, education, culinary arts, and many others.