Final Start Smart sessions to be offered July 29 – August 9
Otero Junior College will be offering a series of free college prep programs during the summer for students who may not have tested high enough on Accuplacer, the college placement exam, to enroll in 100-level college courses in English or math. The summer program also offers students a refresher biology course to help prepare students for college biology next fall. All sessions are free of charge.
Start Smart, the college prep program, will be held during the summer for English, math, reading, writing and biology. The final series will be held July 29-August 9 and will include English, math, reading, writing and biology.
Students who successfully complete the English, reading, writing and math programs will be able to re-test with Accuplacer to hopefully advance their college readiness scores and enroll in higher level college courses in English and math.
Students who complete the biology program should have the basic skills to be successful in college-level biology.
Students can sign up for the Start Smart summer program at:
All Start Smart sessions will be held in the Learning Commons in Wheeler Hall. Students who wish to enroll in the math session may take the sessions online or on campus.
Dates and times for all sessions choices include:
July 29-August 9: from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the OJC Learning Commons or online.
English, Reading, Writing:
July 29-August 9: from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the OJC Learning Commons.
July 29-August 9: from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the OJC Learning Commons.
There is no cost to enroll and students can sign up for the Start Smart summer programs at:
For more information call: 719-384-6857.