Academic Support at Colorado Mountain College

Learning labs, ESL, developmental education — CMC is here to help every student succeed

Photo of instructor working personally with a CMC student at the Timberline Campus.Students needing academic support should meet with their instructor and academic advisor to identify resources at each campus. It has been proven by research that if students seek help early in the semester they are more likely to succeed. CMC is implementing an early alert system to help students identify in which classes they may need extra help.

The Developmental Education program is designed to help you prepare and get the most from your college education. When you enter, you will be assessed on your academic aptitude in three areas: math, reading, and writing. This placement test will match your abilities to the courses that work best for you and help you increase your academic skills.

The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) is designed for non-English-speaking students who want to improve their skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English. The emphasis is on life skills needed for adults living and working in the CMC service area. Please contact the nearest CMC campus for class schedule information.

General Educational Development (GED) Test Preparation is also offered at many CMC campuses so that you may prepare for the GED test through coursework to earn a high school diploma. The GED is offered every month. Contact the nearest CMC campus for GED test dates and times.

Learning Labs provide extra help and support in math, reading, writing, and GED preparation. You work at your own pace and level in small groups or one-on-one with tutors or instructors who specialize in the areas you need help in. The learning labs are a great resource to support you in your success here at CMC.

Testing Services is where you go as a student to take the following exams by appointment:

  • American College Testing (ACT)
  • Accuplacer Testing
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)