School of Transitional Education

Academic and Career Transformation through Developmental Education and Adult Education

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From placement testing to learning labs, get all the help you need to succeed at Colorado Mountain College


The School of Transitional Education is an academic school rich in high quality instruction, academic excellence, and career development. Our courses in ESL, HSE (high school equivalency), College Composition and Reading (CCR), developmental education math, and study skills, position students on the path for success in college and the workforce.  Students that are placed in CCR and developmental education math courses are required to complete the courses within the first 30 semester credit hours.

Please make use of our website to experience the School of Transitional Education! To learn more about our great programs and the expertise of our faculty and instructors, please visit the following webpages:

College Composition and Reading (CCR)

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes for adults who are non-native speakers of English. Most campuses offer classes from beginning to advanced levels.

  High School Equivalency (HSE) Test preparation classes are available if you don’t have your high school diploma.

Developmental Mathematics


Online Tutoring

TRiO Student Support Services One-on-one support at Leadville, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs campuses for students who meet low-income, first-generation and disabled criteria. Learn more and apply.

How to Register for Classes

We strive to help students become lifelong learners who have goals of reaching new heights in their personal, educational, and career development.

A. Yvette Myrick, Ed.D.
Dean,  School of Transitional Education

Here are ways that we can help:

Accuplacer Placement Testing at the beginning of your first semester we will make sure you are placed in classes that best meet your needs. We offer assessments in math, reading and English.

College Preparation Courses are available in math, reading, English and study skills to help you prepare for college-level work.

Learning Labs can help you with classes you are taking if you need extra help. Most campuses have learning labs. Please contact the campus you plan to attend for more information.

The Gateway Program is an educational training and employment program that helps single parents achieve their personal and career goals for those living in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties.

Developmental Education Guidelines

See information about placement tests accepted, Accuplacer, testing guidelines, exemptions from placement testing, retest policy and requirements, students with disabilities, websites to review prior to testing, and much more.

Assessment and Placement Guidelines

See the Basic Skills Placement Quick Reference Guide (pdf)

The standard of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for students who receive financial aid includes information about: Financial Aid Probation, Financial Aid Termination, and the components of SAP. Please see Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).