Purpose and Goals

In order to maximize student success, PPCC provides placement testing and college prep courses so students can be assured they are prepared to begin their course of study. Students enroll in college prep courses in mathematics, English, and study skills (Advancing Academic Achievement courses) as prerequisites for college courses as well as for personal enrichment. Research indicates that students who need and take these courses do better in their college-level courses than they would have without them. Refer to the Basic Skills Assessment Matrix.

Students who place into college prep courses in mathematics and/or English must complete college prep courses within the first 30 semester credit hours. Students who have not completed college prep courses and have completed 30 or more semester credit hours must meet with an academic advisor before registering for additional coursework. Refer to Getting Started / Career Planning and Advising to speak with an academic advisor.