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College Transition Center

Mission Statement

The Mission of the College Transition Center at Davidson-Davie Community College is to support the overall college mission by creating a positive, supportive environment in developmental education that prioritizes an individualized response to every student, regardless of previous education or ability level.


The College Transition Center offers web-based English and math courses with an emphasis on individual and small group instruction. Instructors provide an engaging, positive and supportive environment. In order to meet the financial needs of all students, the Transition Center offers the opportunity to enroll in Transition courses in College and Career Readiness or Curriculum.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students who have graduated from high school within the last ten years with a GPA less than 2.2 will take Transition English and Transition Math in the College Transition Center.
  • Students who have graduated from high school ten or more years ago, or are high school graduates or do not meet the state requirements for the HISet or GED test will complete RISE Assessments and may enroll in Transition English and Transition Math in the College Transition Center.
  • Students who believe they need to strengthen their math and English foundational skills as they enter an academic program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gee Building Lower Level on the Davidson Campus.
Maps are located in the Admissions Office in Mendenhall and the Learning Commons in Love.

  • Transition Math
  • Transition English
  • Career Ready
  • Adult High School
  • High School Equivalency
  • Adult Basic Education

Transition Math and English are designed to prepare students for the Curriculum classes they will take. Instructors provide individual and small group instruction to assist students’ academic needs.

The courses are self-paced but are designed to last 8-16 weeks.  The length of the course will depend on students’ previous knowledge of the subject, attendance, and their available time to work at home.

When students successfully complete Transition classes in College and Career Readiness (CCR) or Curriculum, they can register for Gateway Math or English courses with or without corequisite classes depending on the level of completion. The corequisite classes are support classes for the gateway course in which the student is enrolled.

Yes, students earn a grade of  P1, P2, P3, or R for Transition Math and P1, P2 or R for Transition English depending on how many Tiers they complete within a course.

Yes, it is crucial that students attend class regularly. We want to help students in a face-to-face setting, individually, and in small groups. There is flexibility if a student is enrolled in the College and Career Readiness course of Transition Math or English. This is not an online class.

Yes, there are classes offered at Davidson-Davie that students can take while taking Transition courses. Some classes do, however, require an English or Math prerequisite. To register for these courses, completion of Transition classes are required.  Your advisor can assist you in developing a schedule that meets your needs.

If the student is enrolled in curriculum transition courses, those courses will count toward financial aid. If a student enrolls in the BSP section, the course is free and will not count towards financial aid.

The RISE Placement Assessment is administered on the Davidson Campus in Gee Building room B004 and on the Davie Campus in Community Building room 202.