Summer Success and Conditional Acceptance Program
Applicants whose Accuplacer scores and transcript data indicate a need for intensive remedial work will be required to register for a special six-week Summer Success Program to be conducted in the summer preceding these students’ first college semester. This pre-college program will focus on basic skills development in reading, writing and mathematics, as well as on study habits, socialization, adaptation to college life, budgeting, time management and related issues. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to move immediately into regular college coursework. Those who are only partially successful may be advised to undergo additional developmental work in their succeeding semester. Those who are unsuccessful will be considered as lacking the basic competencies that give them an “ability to benefit” from further studies. Therefore, they will be suspended effective immediately.
In addition to the Summer Success program, the College offers an alternative enrollment program for students with similar academic needs called the Conditional Acceptance Program (CAP). This program assists students who are below the nationally normed “ability to benefit level” based on their Accuplacer scores, standardized test scores and high school transcript data. Students in CAP are given an opportunity to enhance their reading, writing and math skills. CAP is in effect during the fall and spring semesters; it allows students to complete the College’s Developmental coursework before enrolling in any follow-on classes. Due to the ‘conditional’ nature of CAP, students enrolled under this status will not be eligible for financial aid and are not considered full time students until they successfully complete the program.