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Academic Readiness & Developmental Education

Printable 2017-2018 College Course Placement Chart

Handout for Parents & Students: High School vs. College

EKU Academic Readiness & Developmental Education programs help students achieve academic success and degree completion. Classes, programs, and mentoring initiatives provide students with opportunities for skill development designed to improve academic aptitude in writing, reading, and mathematics, as well as social skills, success strategies, and financial management strategies for college students.

The program includes the following courses through the Departments of English & Theatre and Mathematics & Statistics:

  • ENG 090 (Basic Writing)-Summer Only
  • ENG 095R (Developmental Reading & Writing)
  • ENG 101R (Reading, Writing and Rhetoric, Supported)
  • ENR 090 (Developmental Reading I)-Summer Only
  • MAT 090 (Prealgebra-Modules A, B, & C)
  • MAT 095 (Introductory Algebra-Modules A, B, & C)

Academic Readiness staff also coordinate the Summer and Fall Eastern Bridge  programs. These high school-to-college transition programs are open to all new, first-time freshmen but are designed specifically to address the needs of students who do not achieve benchmark scores in writing, reading, or math, or who have a cumulative high school GPA that that encompasses a special admission category. Students admitted an Eastern Bridge program study together to form a collaborative learning community characterized by mutual assistance, one-to-one encouragement, and collaboration with a number of campus and community partners.

The Eastern Bridge program has been on the Eastern Kentucky University campus since 1998. It has helped hundreds of students remediate college readiness courses, build academic and social skills, and begin the journey to becoming a college graduate!

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