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College Transition Center

College Transition Center

Mission Statement

The Mission of the College Transition Center at Davidson County 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

Where is the College Transition Center located?

Gee Building Basement

Maps are located in the Admissions Office in Mendenhall  and the Learning Commons in Love.

What classes are offered in the College Transition Center?

Transition Math

Transition English

Career Ready

Adult High School

High School Equivalency

Adult Basic Education

How are the Transition Math and English classes in the College Transition Center different from Gateway courses?

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.

How long do Transition Center classes run?

The courses are self-paced, but are designed to last 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.

What is the next step after completing Transition classes?

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.

Do students get a grade in Transition Math and English?

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.

Is attendance part of the grade?

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.

Can students take other classes while taking Transition classes?

Yes, there are classes offered at DCCC 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 is required.  Your advisor can assist you in developing a schedule that meets your needs.

Does taking Transition classes count toward financial aid?

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.

Where do I take the RISE Placement test?

The RISE Placement test is administered in the basement of the GEE building in B 004.