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Excelerate FAQ

What is a cohort?
A cohort is a group of students who move through an educational program together. The benefits of being in a cohort are that you take classes with the same group of students throughout the program. In addition, it also provides informal educational, professional and personal support groups. It also provides a sense of community within the college campus.

What are the benefits of this program?

  • The cohort model encourages a collaborative and supportive environment
  • Guaranteed enrollment in the classes you need
  • Smaller learning environment
  • Support staff & counseling dedicated to your success

How many units per semester will I be taking?
Depending on your program, you will be enrolled in approximately 13-17 units.

What is the time commitment?
This is an afternoon program, classes are scheduled between 12:30-5:30pm, Monday-Thursday. The program is planned for 2 years and a summer (may vary on student’s educational goals).

What will happen if I do not pass a course and need to repeat the following semester, will I be dropped from the program?
No, but it will extend your date of completion and you will be responsible for making-up failed classes outside of the program.

Do I have to maintain a certain GPA to remain in the program?
As with all programs at CRC, students must make satisfactory academic progress. In addition, GPA requirements vary by universities in addition to majors, please research university and program requirements. If you have question, please schedule an appointment with the Elk Grove Center counselor at (916) 525-4304.

Excelerate FAQ

What if I placed into Math 300, 310 or higher; am I still eligible for the EXCELerate Program?
Yes. Students taking math 120 this spring and summer 2015 will be considered if they pass math 120 with a "C" or higher.

Am I eligible for the program if I assess into Math 120 and take this class in the summer prior to the program starting?
Yes. Students taking math 120 this spring and summer 2015 will be considered if they pass math 120 with a "C" or higher.

Can I take other courses to satisfy the GE requirements?
Yes, please make an appointment with the Elk Gove Center counselor to discuss your options. Call (916) 525-4300.

If I have already earned units, can I still apply for this program?
Yes, please make a counseling appointment with the Elk Grove Center counselor to review your transcripts and determine if this program is beneficial to you. Call (916) 525-4300.

What will my schedule look like if I have already met some of the general education requirements?
Excelerate classes are scheduled in the afternoon, please see the Elk Grove Center counselor to review your transcripts and determine if this program is beneficial to you. Call (916) 525-4300.

Are the classes in this program short term/fast track?
No, all the courses provided at the Elk Grove Center are full semester courses. 

What if I don't want to pursue a sociology or business services major when I transfer? Can I still benefit from this program? Can this program still work for me?
Yes, even if you are not planning to transfer, you will be able to obtain an AA or AS degree in one of the two listed areas if you commit to the program, but the program is intended for students to transfer. By completing any of the two programs, you will complete your lower division GE requirements and will be eligible to transfer to UC or a CSU.

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