ACC offers free college preparation program

Enrollment is under way for Austin Community College’s Transitions Program, a free college preparation course for adults. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, January 30th.

Transitions helps high school graduates and GED earners get ready for college-level math, writing, and reading. The program includes career counseling and assistance with the ACC admissions and financial aid processes. Students also learn strategies for taking college assessment tests and receive their college readiness assessment at no charge.

“This program builds confidence and helps adults see that they can go to college and be successful,” says Charlene Gill, Transitions coordinator. “Our students have gone on to study psychology, nursing, electrical engineering, culinary arts, and more.”

The next 12-week Transitions course begins February 9; 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.

Participants 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 a 75 percent attendance rate for the course.

To sign up or get more information, visit or contact Charlene Gill at (512)223-7454 or or William Perry at (512)223-7477 or

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