Get in Gear

Start College with a fantastic schedule!

Get in Gear (GIG) classes allow first year and other students to fulfill key degree requirements with a 12 credit block schedule. The package includes a study skills course tailored directly to help you with your classes. Students find community and make strong friendships with a GIG schedule.

Program Information

GIG classes put two subjects and two great faculty together in one block class, with coordinated assignments. This fall, the GIG offerings pair English with Communication Studies, Anthropology, or Biology in Society.

  •  Enter either at the English 99 or 101 level. Students entering in 99 will have a chance to earn 101 credit!
  • English and each of the paired courses fulfill degree requirements.
  • College Study Skills class (2 credits) teaches study techniques tailored to directly help you with your block class.
  • Math 007 is an optional addition for students who did not place into college level math, to help raise your Compass score.
  • You will find community and make strong friendships as a GIG participant.
  • You will stay on track in college with a GIG Success Coach who knows you personally. 



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