Welcome to the Pre-College Website
Welcome to the Pre-College Department website. The Pre-College program is designed to prepare students for college-level coursework by helping them develop the reading, English, and mathematics skills required for entry in their curriculum courses. Any person who has a high school diploma or a GED may enroll in pre-college courses. The number of courses needed and, consequently, the length of time required to complete the courses will vary. Some students may need only one course, while other students may take several semesters to complete a series of courses. Depending on their individual circumstances and with the approval of their academic advisor, students may take a combination of pre-curriculum and regular curriculum courses during the same term. The majority of pre-college courses are offered every term, both day and evening.
For further information, please visit the website for each area.
Mathematics Program Director, LaRonda Lowery firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.272.3383
Discipline Lead, Sherry Lofton email@example.com or 910.272.3360
Students are placed in pre-college courses based upon their NC DAP scores or high school grade point average [GPA] outlined on the official high school transcript.
Exit Criteria for All Pre-College Courses
Students enrolled in a pre-college course will not earn traditional letter grades (A, B, C, D or F). Grades for all pre-college courses will be “P” (Pass) or “R” (Reenroll). A grade of “P” is given when a student has reached a minimal level of proficiency for the course. For all pre-college courses, if a student has earned a final course average of 80 or higher, a grade of “P” will be awarded. The “P” grade is not included in the computation of the GPA. However, for financial aid purposes, a grade of “P” means that a student has made satisfactory academic progress. A grade of “R” is given when a student has not reached a minimal level of proficiency for the course. For all pre-college, minimal level of proficiency is defined as a final course average of 80. If a student does not achieve a final course average of 80 or higher, the student will be awarded a grade of “R” and will have to re-enroll in the pre-college class. The “R” grade is considered a non-punitive grade and is not included in the computation of the GPA. However, for financial aid purposes, a grade of “R” means that a student has not made satisfactory academic progress. Financial aid will be affected by a grade of “R”.
For additional information regarding Financial Aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
In order to receive credit for a pre-college course, the student must attend at least 85% of the required contact hours. If the student misses hours in excess of 15%, the student will be dropped from the course by the instructor. In no case will a student receive credit for a course if he/she has missed in excess of 15% of the required contact hours. The grade provided will follow the guidelines outlined in the RCC Drop/Add Policy. Absences are calculated with the first scheduled class even though a student may register late. Based on contact hours, the number of hours that may be missed for a pre-curriculum course is outlined below: