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FastTrack Program


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

What is FastTrack?

FastTrack is an intensive three-week learning lab in which students strengthen their skills through a combination of web-based and professional tutor-guided activities. Subjects offered are Math and Integrated Reading & Writing (IRW). 


The purpose of the FastTrack program is to give developmental students an opportunity to accelerate skill building through guided support and structured tutoring.  It is designed to help students skip ONE of the following required courses: IRW 097, 098, 099 or MA 097, 098.  Students may move directly into college-level courses after participation. 

Who Qualifies?

In order to qualify, students must not have started their class sequence.

Students need to have taken placement testing and have at least one score that falls within the following ranges:

Subject FastTrack Qualifying Score
Accuplacer English/Writing 1 - 5
ALEKS PPL Math 4 - 29


Students participating in FastTrack Programs are required to do the following:

  • Complete an intake with a Success Coach
  • Attend a New Student Orientation
  • Complete the Financial Aid Application process (if applicable)
  • Complete a Student Success Plan with an Advisor or Counselor
  • Complete the Road Map to Success (a pre-semester check list)

Enrollment for the Summer 17 sessions is complete. If you would like more information about our Fall 17 FastTrack please click link to complete the interest form.  You will receive a follow-up phone call. Questions can be directed to 616/234-2312 or email:

FastTrack Fall 17

  • Session Dates 
    • November 27th, 2017 - December 14th, 2017
  • Subjects Available
    • Integrated Reading & Writing (IRW) 097, 098, 099
    • Math 097, 098
  • Session Times (vary by subject, location and session date)
    • Main Campus, Grand Rapids
      • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Mon - Thurs
      • 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Mon - Thurs
    • Lakeshore Campus, Midtown
      • Unavailable for Fall 17

Questions?  Please call our office at (616) 234-2312.