Academic Programs

Spring 2023 Update

All academic programs will be offered in a hybrid model (some in-person and some remote components) for the Spring 2023 semester.  Please review the student vaccination policy for attending in-person classes and services and Center access guidelines at the Info for Students page.

On the TABE 11/12, all academic programs must have an NRS Level of 2 or better with the minimum test score listed below.  TABE 11/12 scores from a Community Based Organization or Adult Education Center are accepted if submitted with an application and on letterhead of the organization with the scores, form, level and date of the exam.  A score report from DRC for the TABE 11/12 is also acceptable.


Literacy Development

Students further develop their vocabulary, reading and test-taking skills, using instructor-led classes and computer-based instruction. Prospective students should demonstrate and interest in an academic program of study.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

TABE 11/12 Minimum Placement Scores: Reading 465, Math 440


Numeracy

Students strengthen their math abilities through this program. Students focus solely on building their math skills to retake the TABE test to be admitted to another Manhattan EOC program. After successful completion of the program students will be able to test for other MEOC programs.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

TABE 11/12 Minimum Placement Scores: Reading 465, Math 430


Developmental Study Skills

Students improve basic math, reading, writing and test-taking skills. This is a great place to start for adult learners who have been out of school for a while. After successful completion of the program students will be able to test for other MEOC programs.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

TABE 11/12 Minimum Placement Scores: Reading 480, Math 467


English for Speakers of Other Languages

Students learn English the way they learned their first language by doing everyday things like expressing feelings, asking for directions and playing games. This approach creates a low-anxiety environment where students are able to draw on their own life experiences.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

TABE CLAS-E Minimum Placement Scores Reading: 2.0 in two areas of the exam
TABE 11/12 Minimum Placement Scores: Reading 442


Introduction to High School Equivalency

Students improve their skills in mathematical reasoning, reasoning through language arts, social studies, and science in preparation for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, the General Education Development (GED®) Exam. Upon successful completion of the program, students may enroll in the HSE Program or be recommended to take the GED, the official HSE exam. Students are given the GED Ready, the official practice test, to assess readiness for the GED. Previous official HSE results (prior GED or TASC scores as well as passing Regents exams) are taken into consideration where applicable.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

TABE 11/12 Minimum Placement Scores: Reading 489, Math 475


High School Equivalency

Students strengthen their skills in mathematical reasoning, reasoning through language arts, social studies, and science and gain test-taking skills for the GED.  Students are given the official practice test or the GED Ready™ to assess readiness for the GED. Previous official HSE results (prior GED or TASC™ scores as well as passing Regents exams) are taken into consideration where applicable.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

TABE 11/12 Minimum Placement Scores: Reading 489, Math 475


College Prep

Students further develop their critical reading, writing and math skills in preparation for college level classes. Adult learners who have been out of school for a number of years, who have received their high school equivalency diploma, and/or who want to boost up their academic skills prior to going to college would benefit from this program. In addition, students prepare for college placement exams. Previous college entrance exam results are taken into consideration where applicable.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

TABE 11/12 Minimum Placement Scores: Reading 501, Math 500