Transition Courses and Opportunities

District 214 offers students who are not yet college ready in math or English at the start of their senior year opportunities to enroll in a math or English college transition course.

Many colleges and universities require students who do not test or place at a set level in math or English to take remedial or developmental coursework when they enter college. However, many students can be inappropriately placed into development coursework based on those tests. This makes it more difficult for a student to persist and complete a degree.

District 214’s college transition courses are designed to help students develop the skills for postsecondary success. Students in these courses also will receive appropriate placement into college-level math and English courses while they are still in high school.

Students wishing to take college transition courses during their senior year should discuss options with their counselor.

College Transition Math

Juniors who are not yet college ready in math may take a college transition math course their senior year. These courses will help prepare students to enter college-level math courses.

District 214 graduates who have successfully completed this course with a C or better are guaranteed placement in college-level math at Harper College.

Starting with the class of 2020, those who successfully complete this course with a C or better are guaranteed placement in college-level math at all Illinois community colleges and some universities. This placement is valid for 18 months after completion of the course.

College Transition English

Juniors who are not yet college ready in English may take a college transition English course their senior year. These courses will help prepare students to enter college-level English courses.

At the end of District 214’s college transition English course, students have the opportunity to complete an essay assessment that could guarantee placement in a Harper College college-level English course.