APP Courses

APP works closely with all APP accepting colleges and the APP Advisory Committee and APP Advisor Group to determine the most appropriate curriculum pathway and academic supports.

UK 110: APP Student Success

APP Student Success is a section of UK 110 designed to help students through engagement with building academic success, fostering growth mindsets, SMART goals, academic coaching and building on fundamental concepts of mathematics. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate mathematics college readiness by taking the ALEKS placement test upon course completion. The ALEKS approach allows students to work at an individualized pace in a supportive classroom environment and reduce math loss. Students are assisted by their instructor and peer instructor for one on one and small group instruction.

ALEKS Learning Lab

The ALEKS Learning Lab is designed to help students focus on their individualized math content need within ALEKS PPL modules (e.g., college algebra, pre-calculus, calculus). Students work to meet their math goals through ALEKS learning objectives, engaging in a math growth mindset, creating an ALEKS math notebook, and setting topic goals. Students are assisted by their lab instructor and peer instructors for one on one and small group instruction. The lab will work to prepare students for individual student success on the ALEKS placement test (placement testing chart) and focus on mathematics growth mindset.

APP Reading & Writing (UK 125)

UK 100 Reading WorkshopUK 125 is the corequisite course for CIS or WRD 110. Reading and/or Writing APP students should be enrolled in CIS or WRD 110 and UK 125 their first semester. 

The Academic Preparation & Placement Program supports UK students in meeting college readiness benchmarks in Reading & Writing and prepares them to be successful in their major.  By the end of this course students will demonstrate college readiness through the development of transferable skills necessary for success across disciplines and within their major. Specifically, students will be able to process, retain, and analyze multiple texts as a key process in producing well-constructed composition and communication assignments within future coursework. 

Students with an ACT scores below 18 in English and/or 20 in Reading or an SAT (evidence-based reading and writing) score below 480 should be enrolled in UK 125.

International Students requiring college readiness in reading and listening should visit the Center for English as a Second Language English for Academic Purposes page and click on CESL 100 and CESL 110.