Free classes help adults start college; applications due August 15

Enrollment is under way for Austin Community College’s Transitions Program, a free college preparation course for adults. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday, August 15.

Transitions helps high school graduates and GED earners develop and reinforce skills in reading, writing, and math. The program includes career counseling and assistance with the ACC admissions and financial aid processes. Students receive their college readiness assessment and class textbooks at no charge.

“Many adults recognize the need to continue their education but aren’t prepared for higher education,” says Charlene Gill, Transitions coordinator. “Transitions gives students the tools and confidence they need to be successful in college. Our past participants have gone on to study nursing, electrical engineering, culinary arts, and more.”

The next 12-week Transitions courses begin in September; classes will meet Monday through Thursday at the ACC Highland Campus (6101 Airport Blvd.). Students can sign up for either the daytime class, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or the evening class, 6 to 9 p.m.

To be eligible, you must be 18 or older, with a GED or high school diploma. Current and former developmental education students are encouraged to apply. Applicants participate in a brief interview prior to enrolling and must maintain an 85 percent attendance rate for the course.

To sign up or get more information, visit or contact Charlene Gill (512) 223.5122 or [email protected]).

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