Transitional English Course

Transitional English is a year-long course for high school seniors that aims to develop reading, critical thinking, and analysis skills for success in college-level courses. Taught by high school teachers with professional development from Illinois Central College, the course covers content competencies in Reading, Critical Thinking and Analysis, and Writing.

Each course builds upon a theme and is organized around six integrated writing sequences:

Transitional English courses do not earn college credit. Passing with 70% or higher guarantees placement in courses requiring an Accuplacer reading score at Illinois Central College until 2023, and at all Illinois community colleges and some universities after.

Partnership Deadline

The deadline for signed Partnership Agreements between Illinois Central College and the high school is March 1 for the following academic year.

Partnership High Schools

More Information

For more information about the course or partner with Illinois Central College to offer the course at your high school, contact the Transitional English Course Coordinator, at [email protected].

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