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Academic Readiness

Printable 2018-2019 College Course Placement Chart

Handout for Parents & Students: High School vs. College

EKU Academic Readiness programs help new, full-time freshmen (NFTF) students achieve academic success and degree completion. Classes, workshops, programs, tutoring, one-on-one and group mentoring initiatives, and social activities provide students with opportunities for skill development designed to improve academic aptitude in writing, reading, mathematics and the sciences,  as well as academic self-confidence, college-and-career-ready social skills, success strategies, and financial literacy.

High School to College:

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. Members of EKU Eastern Bridge 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. In the past 20 years, we have helped hundreds of students build strong academic, career, and social skills on the way to becoming college graduates. We are honored to have helped so many new Colonels begin the college journey!


Eastern Bridge students take a wide variety of major and general education courses. We also collaborate with the Departments of English & Theatre, Mathematics & Statistics, and Philosophy to offer credit-bearing coursework for students who did not meet ACT benchmarks in Mathematics (ACT Math 19), English (ACT English composition 18), or Reading (ACT Reading 20):

  • ENG 095R: Developmental Reading & Writing (This course will last be offered Summer 2018)
  • ENG 101R: Reading, Writing and Rhetoric, Supported
  • MAT 095: Introductory Algebra-(This course will last be offered in Summer 2018)
  • MAT 105P: Math with Applications, Supported
  • MAT 112 AP/BP: College Algebra, with Labs
  • STA 215P: Introduction to Statistical Reasoning, Supported
  • PHI 101R: Introduction to Philosophy with a Focus on Logic & Critical Reasoning
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