College Readiness for Adults: Beyond Academic Preparation

Course Dates:

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Format: Facilitated

Course Fee: $341


college-readinessThe primary objective of this course is to assist educators, counselors, administrators and postsecondary partners to better prepare their students for postsecondary education. Participants will identify, organize, and reflect on the broad array of readiness skills and abilities that adults need to be successful in postsecondary education and training. Then they will consider how to change their practice to incorporate what they have learned.

Read an interview with course facilitator Jody Maloney.


By the end of the course, you will be able to: summarize the findings of a small body of research related to adult readiness for college; identify, organize, reflect on, and share your current thinking on the process of assessing learners for college readiness; apply a four-part model of adult readiness; identify, organize, share, and reflect on the process of assessing learners for college readiness; and choose at least two activities/assessments to use with your students to improve their readiness for college.

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Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (24 hours total)

Completion Requirements:

To successfully complete this course, your work will be assessed on whether and to what extent you have participated in asynchronous discussions (52%) and completed the program worksheets (48%). If you score an 80% or above, you will successfully complete the course and earn a Certificate of Completion.

Certificate for Completion: Yes

Course Development:

The course was developed and written by Cynthia Zafft, Senior Advisor for the National College Transition Network, World Education.

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