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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Curriculum Education

Pre-curriculum education is the backbone of GTCC’s open-door admissions policy. Some students seek admission to curriculum programs and find themselves under-prepared. Pre-curriculum classes offer these students an opportunity to develop academic skills.

Nearly all students who apply to associate’s degree programs and those who apply to some one-year diploma programs have their skills evaluated through their American high school GPA or by placement tests for reading, writing, and mathematics. Applicants whose GPA or test scores fall below the minimum required by curriculum programs or for entry-level courses in English and mathematics are referred to pre-curriculum classes. These courses may be taken prior to or with some curriculum courses, depending on guidelines for the courses or chosen programs of study.

Pre-curriculum education courses also may be selected by students who wish to improve their basic academic skills. The courses are offered in English and mathematics. These courses allow students to concentrate on their individual academic needs and gain confidence in their abilities.  These courses are indicated with a zero as the first number in the course code.