As part of the application to the Dare 2 Roar (D2R) program, students must take and pass three preparatory courses through our Center for Alternative Pathway Programs (CAPP). These foundational courses are designed to help students succeed in the D2R program and beyond.
Courses are online and self-paced and take four weeks to complete. Students who do not pass one or all of the courses may retake the course one time at no additional cost. Scores will be sent to Admissions to complete your application packet to D2R.
Foundational Mathematics Skills
Foundational Mathematics Skills is a prep course designed to assess a student’s skill level for basic mathematics. The course does not satisfy any degree requirements in mathematics or elective credit for an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. Topics include basic operations and order of operations with integers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and real numbers; algebraic expressions including polynomials and solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities. This is a pass/fail course.
Writing is a skill used for communication. Foundational Writing Skills is a prep course that builds upon the foundational writing skills provided at the high school level with the final goal of producing more effective writers by the end of the four-week course.
The focus of the course is to prepare students to survive and succeed in college by developing and strengthening their writing skills at the sentence and paragraph levels. Students also will develop a greater understanding of what they need to continue to develop as writers with the understanding that writing, reading, and learning are intricately interconnected. The course does not satisfy any degree requirements in English or elective credit for an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. This is a pass/fail course.
Foundational Study Skills provides an overview of the strategies and skills helpful in becoming an effective college learner. Essential skills such as note taking, effective reading strategies such as SQ4R, taking exams, and developing time management strategies will be examined. The course does not satisfy any degree requirements or elective credit for an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. This is a pass/fail course.