FastTrack Program

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FastTrack is an intensive three-week learning lab in which students strengthen their academic and study skills through a combination of web-based and professional tutor-guided activities. It is designed to help students bypass ONE of the following required courses: IRW 097, 098, 099 or MA 097, 098, 099.  Students may move directly into college-level courses after participation.

Benefits

The FastTrack program is free to qualifying students.  You will have the opportunity to save $600 (in-district) or $1,200 (out-of-district) in tuition, fees, and books if you bypass one developmental education course.

Eligibility

To be eligible, students need to have taken at least one placement test and have at least one score that falls within the following ranges: 

Subject FastTrack Qualifying Score
Accuplacer English/Writing 1 - 5
ALEKS PPL Math 11 - 29

**In order to participate, students must not have started their class sequence within their eligible subject.**

Interested? Registration for FastTrack Summer 2019 is now open! 

To participate in FastTrack, students are required to meet with a Success Coach for an intake appointment. Intake appointments will last approximately 60 minutes and takes place at the College Success Center, Grand Rapids or Midtown Center, Holland.

During the intake appointments, students will:

  • Meet with a success coach to discuss education goals, identify barriers to success, connect with resources, and select their FastTrack session;
  • Complete a Road Map to Success (pre-semester checklist);
  • Schedule an academic advising appointment to complete a Success Plan;
  • Register for New Student Orientation (if needed);
  • Address questions regarding the financial aid process (if needed); and
  • Learn about the various support services and resources available on campus.

To schedule an appointment, you can call the College Success Center at (616) 234-2312, email collegesuccess@grcc.edu, or submit an interest form.

FastTrack Summer 2019 Schedule 

June 10th - June 27th

Subject Time (All classes meet Monday - Thursday) Location
IRW 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main Campus
IRW 6 - 9:30 p.m. Main Campus
IRW 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lakeshore Campus
Math 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main Campus
Math 6 - 9:30 p.m. Main Campus
Math 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lakeshore Campus

July 8th - July 25th

Subject Time (All classes meet Monday - Thursday) Location
IRW 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main Campus
IRW 2 - 5:30 p.m. Main Campus
IRW 6 - 9:30 p.m. Main Campus
IRW 6 - 9:30 p.m. Lakeshore Campus
Math 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main Campus
Math 2 - 5:30 p.m. Main Campus
Math 6 - 9:30 p.m. Main Campus
Math 6 - 9:30 p.m. Lakeshore Campus

July 29th - August 15th

Subject Time (All classes meet Monday - Thursday) Location
IRW 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main Campus
IRW 6 - 9:30 p.m. Main Campus
IRW 1 - 4:30 p.m. Lakeshore Campus
Math 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Main Campus
Math 6 - 9:30 p.m. Main Campus
Math 1 - 4:30 p.m. Lakeshore Campus

Contact Information

Grand Rapids, Main Campus - Call or text (616) 226-9290.
Midtown, Lakeshore Campus - Call or text (616) 202-5322.