Area Residents Seeking College Admission Invited to Genesee's College Transition Prep Program

Genesee Community College will begin a new session of its popular College Transition Prep Program Monday November 3. The program runs Monday and Wednesdays through December 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Batavia Campus. It is ideal for area residents who have completed high school and are interested in beginning college during the spring or summer of 2004.The College Transition Prep Program is an intensive, hands-on preparation course for individuals interested in college, but unsure about their abilities. The program provides individualized help with mathematics, reading, and writing skills important in college. Participants also learn study, time management, and classroom participation skills. The course also provides an orientation to college application procedures and financial assistance programs.Genesee began offering the course several years ago in response to suggestions from area community and business leaders. Although the program is open to anyone, the typical participant is in their twenties or thirties and has been thinking about college for several years - but is often unsure of the first steps to take. The program fee is $74, which includes all texts and materials. Individuals may register by calling Genesee's BEST Center at 343-0055, extension 6347. The most important part of the College Transition Prep Program is the one-to-one attention participants receive, according to Jerry A. Kozlowski, BEST Center dean. "We know that readiness for college varies from person to person," Dean Kozlowski said. "Our vision for this program is simple: we help participants assess their individual skills, and then we do whatever it takes to help those participants get ready for successful college careers."[How many individuals?] have successfully completed the program in recent years, and are now attending college at Genesee and other Western New York institutions, Dean Kozlowski said.