FastTrack Program

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FastTrack is an intensive three-week learning lab to help you strengthen your academic and study skills through a combination of web-based and professional tutor-guided activities. You will also learn about college resources to help you be more successful in your academic career.

Eligible students may enroll in either Math or Integrated Reading & Writing (IRW). 

FastTrack is free to students who have:

  • Not started their class sequence within their eligible subject,
  • And who have at least one score that falls within the following ranges: 
Subject FastTrack Qualifying Score
IRW (Integrated Reading and Writing)

 Accuplacer Writing: 1- 5

SAT ERWS: Up to 440 (if SAT ERWS was used for English placement) 

Math ALEKS PPL: 11 - 29


After taking FastTrack you will retake the corresponding college placement test. A higher assessment score may allow you to bypass ONE of the following required courses: IRW 097, 098, 099 or MA 097, 098, 099 -- allowing you to move directly into the related college-level course. Moving directly into a college-level course will save you between $600 (in-district) and $1,200 (out-of-district) in tuition, fees, and books.

Registration for FastTrack Summer 2020 Will Begin April 2020!

To participate in FastTrack, you must meet with a Success Coach for an intake appointment. Intake appointments last approximately 60 minutes.

During the intake appointment, you will:

  • Meet with a success coach to discuss education goals, identify barriers to success, connect with resources, and select your FastTrack session;
  • Complete a Road Map to Success (pre-semester checklist);
  • Schedule an academic advising appointment to complete a Success Plan;
  • Register for New Student Orientation (if needed);
  • Address questions regarding the financial aid process (if needed); and
  • Learn about the various support services and resources available on campus.

To schedule an appointment, call the College Success Center at (616) 234-2312 or email collegesuccess@grcc.edu.

FastTrack Summer 2020 Schedule

FastTrack has transitioned to an online format and will be delivered remotely throughout the summer. FastTrack's schedule has been updated to reflect the transition to an online format. 

June 8 - June 25

  • 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 1:45 - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

July 6 - July 23 

  • 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 1:45 - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

July 27 - August 13

  • 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 1:45 - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday