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Indiana Tech launches readiness academy

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana Tech has established a new academy to help incoming adult and online students prepare for the college environment. The school has launched the Indiana Tech Readiness Academy to help students within the university’s College of Professional Studies. The school partnered with developer StraighterLine on online general education courses through a monthly subscription.

“Even before the pandemic, colleges were seeing surging interest from adult students—often with long gaps between their last experience with education—returning to start or complete a college degree,” said Nicole Scott, Ed.D., associate vice president of student success at Indiana Tech. “Our new Readiness Academy is designed to help adult and online students quickly get back up to speed on fundamental math and English language skills that are essential for college-level work, closing gaps in academic preparation while giving students the confidence to succeed in their degree pathway.”

The Readiness Academy will offer introductory classes in English and College Algebra to all new CPS students with 30 or fewer transfer credits. Students will have 12 weeks to finish both courses at no cost.