BSC’s ‘Ticket to Success’ students earn recognition

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Bainbridge State College students who successfully completed Learning Support classes were treated to a Ticket to Success ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 25, marking for them an accomplishment that will lead them toward a college degree or diploma. Wesley Whitehead, Bainbridge State’s director of Learning Support, said this inaugural event could build better success for these students. “So many of our students test into Learning Support when they apply to the College. They feel overwhelmed at the idea of taking extra courses to prepare them for…

New methods to help students proving successful

Photo: Peer mentor with two students

As colleges across the country are being pressed to effect transformation in remedial education, innovative classes instituted at Bainbridge State College have had outstanding success and are serving as models throughout the state. By enrolling in learning support classes that are paired with college-level courses, Bainbridge State students are proving they can successfully complete their remedial coursework along with credit classes, reducing the time to degree completion and graduation. Bainbridge State highlighted its pilot classes when it hosted the 2013 Georgia Academic Advising Drive-In Conference…

BSC offering free test, assistance

Bainbridge State College and MyFoundationsLab are teaming up to offer free diagnostic tests that will help potential students do well on the COMPASS placement test. The COMPASS test determines if students must take learning support courses in reading, math or English before proceeding with regular college coursework. “Prior to taking the COMPASS, potential students are offered a self-paced course in an attempt to lessen their likelihood of testing into all three areas of learning support,” said Wesley Whitehead, director of Learning Support at Bainbridge State….


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