Pass the TSI Exam and Become College Ready with ACC's College Prep Program
What is ACC College Prep?
- Free 12-week program that builds confidence and key academic skills in reading, writing, and math
- Intense preparation to get you equipped to enter ACC-- and succeed
- Help with passing the TSI exam (the college entrance exam)
- Students must commit to attending courses 4 days per week (Monday--Thursday)
What will it do for me?
- Gets you ready for college-level math, writing, and reading (textbooks included)
- Helps you complete applications for financial aid and ACC admissions
- Shows you proven study strategies for college entrance exams and tests
- Provides career and college counseling
Who can participate?
- Legally documented students
- GED and high school diploma holders 18 years of age and older
- 16 and 17 years with proof of HS completion or credential including the GED test, HiSet, or TASC
What are the requirements?
All you have to do is show your dedication to education by attending ACC College Prep classes regularly. Just maintain a 85% attendance rate for all program activities.
There are two steps to applying to the ACC College Prep Program.
Step 1: Complete the ACC College Prep Program Admission Application.
Step 2: Complete the ACC Adult Education Web Application.
Helpful hint when completing step 2: If you already have an ACCeID number you will need to have that ready. If you have one, but forgot it, you can look it up here.
College Prep: Questions and Answers
How much is the tuition?
All classes are free, and students receive textbooks, workshops, and advising at no charge so long as they attend classes regularly (at least 85%).
What are the classes like? When do they meet?
The program offers classes in reading, writing, and math to ensure students have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their credit-level courses. Classes meet for 12 weeks each semester at the Highland Campus; DAY classes meet M-TH, 10:00 a.m.--1:00 p.m. NIGHT classes meet 6:00-9:00 p.m., and typically we have 15-20 students per class. Our teachers employ many different teaching methodologies to ensure all students learn and feel comfortable in the classroom. Students can expect group and individual learning, projects, lectures, in-class essays, and study groups. Students are encouraged to ask questions and participate in class.
Do you have classes at all ACC campuses?
No. Right now our program is only available at the Highland Campus, but stay tuned!
Do you offer any tutoring or help with study skills?
Yes. We offer three hours of tutoring per week per subject (math and reading/writing), and students receive workshops on study skills and other important college knowledge skills, such as how to take notes; how to manage their time effectively; and how to balance work, school, friends, and family life.
Is there any age requirement for your program? What is the average age of the students?
Students must be at least 18 years old to participate in our program, but we have students of many ages in our classes ranging from age 18 to 70.
Do you help your students with registration to make sure they take the specific courses required by their degrees?
Yes. Students receive one-on-one advising, and they attend College 101 workshops and enrollment events to ensure they understand how to select and enroll in their required classes and register.
What are some of your former students doing now?
Our former students are studying a variety of academic pursuits, such as history, psychology, medicine, nursing, fashion merchandising, green technology, electrical engineering, education, culinary arts, and many others.