FastTrack Academy

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What is FastTrack:

FastTrack Academy is a 6-8 week summer program combining developmental education and Freshman Seminar for first year students.

Who qualifies for FastTrack:

Any high school graduate who plans to attend Calhoun Community College in the fall and places into developmental English, math, or reading (see chart below) who is willing to commit to the entire 6-8 week program.

A student’s placement score will determine participation in either the 6 week or 8 week program.

  • Reading—ACT score below 20/or equivalent placement score*
  • Math—ACT score below 20/or equivalent placement score*
  • English—ACT score below 18/or equivalent placement score*

*See an advisor for details concerning the placement test

What are the details?

Registration will begin March 19th and will run through May 25th, as space allows.

The Summer 2018 Fast Track Academy will be Monday – Thursday, June 11th – July 20th for the 6 week program and June 11th – August 3rd for the 8 week program. Students will be notified once they have registered and ACT scores or placement exam scores are submitted whether they will participate in the 6 week or 8 week program. In addition, attendees must register to complete a pre-test on May 29, 30, or 31 at either 8 am or 1 pm on either the Huntsville or Decatur campus.  Students are only required to attend the pre-test on their scheduled date.

There will be a morning and evening session available of both the 6 week and 8 week programs on the Decatur and Huntsville campuses. Session times are below:

  • Morning: 8:30 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Evening: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Attendance is required for successful completion of the FastTrack Academy.

What is the cost?

There is no charge to attend the summer FastTrack Academy! This is a wonderful opportunity to save on tuition and fees for developmental coursework and Freshman Seminar (ORI 110), which is required for first time students.

The Facts…

Last year, we started with 254 students. Of those, a staggering 239 students completed the academy for a 94% completion rate! The students that completed saved HUNDREDS of dollars in tuition and fees. By participating, students were able to bypass courses that they would have taken based on their initial placement scores and feel more prepared to begin their first semester at Calhoun. In fact, 97% of the students that completed the program indicated that they felt more confident about attending Calhoun as a result of participating in FastTrack.

Questions?  Contact the Advising Center at or 256-260-4330.