Academic Foundations Department

The Academic Foundations Department offers courses that support students in their quest for academic degree and program completion. Courses are designed to prepare students for college-level work by helping them develop the reading, English and mathematics skills required for success in their degree courses.

Students are placed into or out of our courses based on their unweighted GPA from a U.S. high school within the last 10 years or by other placement test scores, including English as a Foreign Language (EFL) placement test, ACT, SAT, GED and HiSet tests.

  • Students needing EFL placement should contact the EFL office.
  • Students with a high school GPA of 2.8 or higher may register for any entry-level (gateway) English or math course.
  • Students with a GPA of 2.2 to 2.799 may enroll in a (gateway) English or math course with a mandatory corequisite course.
  • Students with a GPA below 2.2 must enroll in a one-semester transition English and/or math course.

All students who require a transition course will be required to take ACA 090, a course designed to improve students' success in their college coursework. Please contact the Academic Foundations Department or an advisor with any questions.

For further information, contact Department Head Cherise Millsaps.

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Cherise Millsaps
Department Head

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Southern Wake Campus
Building C - 214

919-866-5749 (office)

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Rhoderick Fleming
Associate Department Head

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Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building F - 416

919-532-5855 (office)

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Hannah Colflesh
Administrative Assistant

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Southern Wake Campus
Building C - 242

919-866-5317 (office)

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Michael Jones
Associate Department Head, English as a Foreign Language

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Southern Wake Campus
Building C - 109C

919-866-5627 (office)

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Wanda Hutto
Administrative Assistant, English as a Foreign Language

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Southern Wake Campus
Building C - 109

919-866-5325 (office)