Accelerated Learning Program

The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is offered by the English Department. ALP allows students still in need of completing their developmental writing or reading work to take English 101, a course that is credit-bearing and that fulfills a general education requirement. ALP classes are a little smaller than other classes, creating a strong class community and allowing students a lot of time to work one-on-one with their instructor.

In the ALP model at QCC, students with only one developmental need in reading or writing can enroll concurrently in an upper level writing (BE112) or an upper level reading (BE122) course and a linked English 101 course. If you are in ALP, your BE writing or reading course will consist of all ALP students, and your EN101 will consist of the same ALP students in your BE class as well as other EN101 students. Both of these classes will be taught by the same instructor.

Students in ALP courses

Because the English 101 course that ALP students take is connected to a specific BE112 or BE122 course, ALP students will get the support they need to succeed in their English 101 class as they develop their writing/reading skills. The goal is to give students the opportunity to complete in one semester what normally takes two. In order to succeed in the program, students who enroll must be highly motivated and willing to complete intensive assignments.

ALP Student Eligibility

ALP is open to ESL and Native-English Speaking (NES) students. Even though ALP BE courses are listed as BE112 and BE122, ESL and NES students may register. No instructor recommendations are needed.

Eligible Students for ALP:

  • Have only ONE remedial need (in writing or reading) and will take either an upper-level BE writing course (112 or 205) OR an upper-level reading course (122 or 226).
  • Are incoming students who score at least 46 on their most recent CATW exam.
  • Are incoming students who score at least 60 on their most recent ACT exam/45 on Accuplacer.

To register, see your academic advisor. If you have questions, pelase email Leah Anderst,, or Jed Shahar,

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