What is ALP?

DACC uses a student’s ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER score to place them in English and Math courses.

If a student does not score high enough, he/she is required to take Developmental courses, in either English or Math.

The English department developed the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) for students who test into the lower end of developmental writing. ALP refers to co-requisite courses: CCDE 110 (General Composition) and COLL 108 (Academic Reading & Study Skills).

College 108 is an Academic Reading and Study Skills class, where students submit assignments on Canvas, attend workshops, and visit the tutors at the Academic Readiness Center. Students also learn how to build study habits, practice reading strategies, and utilize support services that can help them succeed.