Q. What does ALP stand for and how is it different from a non-ALP English Class?

A. ALP stands for Accelerated Learning Program. It is a successful model used by many colleges which allows students to take both developmental and required courses together without having to wait before taking the required course. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to successfully fulfill your developmental sequence and/or needs while successfully completing English 101, the first of two required English courses.


Q. How do I know if I am eligible for ALP?

A. You can check our eligibility information at the bottom of our ALP homepage.


Q. I am an ESL student. Can I still take ALP?

A. Yes! In ALP, ESL students and native speakers of English enroll together.


Q. How can I enroll in ALP?

A. If you are eligible, your advisor can help you enroll in ALP. You will not be able to enroll in these courses on CUNYFirst on your own.


Q. Can I enroll in any ENGL99 and any ENGL101 that I find on CUNY First?

A. No. You must enroll in ALP-designated courses taught by the same instructor. You must speak to your advisor.


Q. Will I have the same professor for both the English 99 and English 101 class? 

A. Yes, your ALP professor will be teaching and facilitating both ENGL 99 and ENGL 101. Please keep in mind that each class has its own requirements and expectations. Communicate with your professor if you have any questions about either or both classes and their course requirements.


Q. Can I earn credits with ALP?

A. Yes! If you pass the ENGL 99 portion of your ALP classes, you can earn credit for the ENGL 101 class that you take as part of ALP.


Q. Are ALP classes harder than other ENGL classes?

A. No, but be aware that enrolling in ALP means that you will be taking two courses, so it may seem more like more work. It’s an intensive and immersive program.


Q. How much time will I need to devote to ALP in order to be successful?

A. Spend at least 4 hours each day towards ALP. This gives you enough time to practice and grow with your reading comprehension skills, critical thinking, writing, and being fluent at learning the online tools and resources shared by your professor.


Q. Do ALP students have to visit the Center for Tutoring and Academic Support (CTAS)?

A. Your professor may recommend or require you to visit CTAS for additional help on your ALP assignments. Oftentimes, CTAS will offer helpful workshops for fostering reading, writing and conversation skills. For more information see CTAS' webpage.


Q. What if I have other questions not listed here?

A. You can email Ilse Schrynemakers (ischrynemakers@qcc.cuny.edu). She will be happy to answer any questions.

*Q&A Image created by Libby Levi

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