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College Readiness Prep

BCTC and Transitional Learning

Transitional courses give students the background to succeed in college. That’s why they’re offered across Kentucky. At BCTC students must have certain scores on the ACT or on the COMPASS placement test before beginning most college level courses.

The College Readiness Prep program offers free training to prepare students to take the COMPASS or a similar test. This may allow them to by-pass several semesters of college courses. It saves you time and money!

Face-to-Face Support

BCTC offers free support to transitional students on the Newtown Campus. In a self-paced environment, reading, writing and math instructors provide training for students.

Subject Time Location Course ID Section
Transitional Math MW 1:00 – 2:30 PM Newtown CB-112 AOMT 100 BLC0017106
Transitional Writing TR 1:00 – 2:30 PM Newtown CB-112 AOEL 100 BLC0017105

REGISTRATION Your advisor can register you for the College Readiness Prep program OR call (859)-246-6611

Online Support

Students may also work on college readiness skills from their own home. BCTC Tutoring Services can assist students who get stuck on a problem or need help understanding a key concept.

Math EdReady EdReady is a free program for math instruction and was developed in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Writing Purdue OWL The PURDUE OWL offers free instruction on writing. We suggest students complete the OWL Exercises pages.


After completing either the Face-to-Face or Online program, students will need to retest with the BCTC Advising and Assessment Center. Bring a note from your instructor to have the testing fee waived:

Campus(es) Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Newtown Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


For help, contact:
Kevin Dunn
(859) 246-6716