Students who do not placement test directly into college freshmen-level English and mathematics courses are required to participate in College Readiness coursework. This coursework is designed to academically prepare and support students who have demonstrated the need for additional basic skills in order to successfully engage in college level coursework. College Readiness coursework needs to be taken within the first term.

Mission Statement

The College Readiness program at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is committed to helping students achieve their academic aspirations by providing them with the supports necessary to become successful learners.

Goal Statements

The College Readiness program serves students by:

  • Providing a variety of learning opportunities and services to meet the diverse educational needs of URG/RGCC students.
  • Implementing, evaluating, and improving new initial assessment and placement procedures.
  • Advising students in developing an individualized plan to persist in college.
  • Assisting students in developing academic skills so they may be successful in freshman-level academic coursework in a minimal amount of time.
  • Inspiring students to love learning and actively engaging them in the learning process.
  • Fostering self-confidence and motivation in students.
  • Engaging students in the use of technology to enhance learning.
  • Challenging students to become independent learners and critical thinkers.