The Center for College Readiness provides programs to help students improve their essential academic and college success skills. Programs also assist in career development in an effort to help students become more successful in college and more likely to achieve their academic and personal goals. The Center for College Readiness partners with high schools, career and technical education centers and intermediate school districts to provide opportunities for students to become college ready prior to entering their freshmen year of college.
Center for College Readiness
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How do college readiness partnerships benefit the student, instructors, and high school?
- Partnerships provide rigorous postsecondary academic challenges to high school students in their own supportive high school environments
- Courses focus student learning on critical thinking and writing skills
- Students are evaluated through multiple and varied assessments
- A broad range of students are provided with college access by placing actual college courses within high schools and career tech centers
- High school instructors are provided with ongoing professional development led by university faculty and staff
- Partnerships foster strong local networks among secondary and postsecondary educators
- College admissions officers now look for evidence of rigorous course work on students' high school transcripts
- Students earning college readiness credit may have a higher rate of college persistence due to lessening the number of development courses taken once they enter college as freshmen
- Students are able to reduce their cost of a college education since college readiness tuition may be covered by the high school or career tech center
Where are the courses taught?
College Readiness courses are taught at a high schools, career technical centers or community agencies.
Who teaches the class?
Classes may be taught by high school instructors approved by Ferris State faculty or by instructors hired by Ferris to teach at the high school. The instructor model chosen depends largely on the high school's needs and preferences.
How can my high school or career tech center partner with Ferris State to offer college readiness classes?
Contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 231-591-5986. Our staff will provide you with the information and resources to begin the partnership process.