Planning or thinking of becoming a college student?
Did you know one of the first steps toward becoming a college student includes taking an exam to measure college readiness? This exam, called Accuplacer will measure reading, writing and math skills. It is not a pass/fail instrument, rather one that assesses your current skills and places you in either college level or developmental level courses as indicated by your scores. What is the result should you not pass all three sections? It means that you, along with many other entering college students will be required to enroll in a developmental reading, writing, and/or math classes PRIOR to enrolling in college level courses. Depending upon your test score you could be required to take Reading 0301 or Reading 0302; English 0301 or English 0302; and in Math, your score could place you at Math 0301, 0303, and/or 0305. Taking these courses in the summer and/or as soon as possible considerably shortens the educational journey, saving you money and time. Use the summer wisely. Get a jumpstart on your college career.
So here are the top six reasons to register for the Accuplacer and to get started with developmental classes this summer!
- Be better prepared and/or ready for college level fall/spring classes
- Save time -Taking these courses in the summer and passing them will allow you to enroll in all of your college level work in the Fall term (assuming highest level of developmental courses are taken and passed).
- Save money – Taking these courses in the shorter summer terms means fewer drives to and from campus.
- Smaller class size means more individualized attention.
- Summer classes meet two times a week for 2 hours and ten minutes. Shorter semester, more intensive classes will enhance learning (hard to pass a developmental math class when you only go to class one or two times a week).
- If you just graduated from high school, you are already in the habit of studying.
Developmental courses are offered this summer on the NTCC Campus and at the Hanson Sewell Center in Pittsburg.
Complete a new student application online and to schedule an Accuplacer exam, please contact NTCC Testing Center at 903-434-8273, Hanson-Sewell at 903-434-8394 or NTCC Naples Center at 903-897-2935 or visit the college website at www.ntcc.edu and click on the New Student link.
Content provided by the NTCC Hanson-Sewell Center