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Frequently Asked Questions 


Questions you may have about the Tri-C ABLE Program

When and where are classes offered?


How much are ABLE classes?

How do I enroll into the ABLE program?

What are assessment tests used for?

I already have my High School Diploma.  Can I still attend ABLE classes?

I took the Official GED® test in 2014 and only need help with one or two subjects.  Can I still attend classes?

How old do I have to be to take ABLE classes?

How long can I stay in classes?

I used to take ABLE classes at Tri-C; can I just go to class?

Can I get financial aid for college credit classes at Tri-C without a high school diploma or GED®?

Can I speak with someone for more information about the ABLE Program?

What is the Math Boost Class?

Can anyone take Math Boost?

Will I be able to enroll in a credit Math Course during the same semester?

What is the cost of Math Boost?

Can I speak with someone for more information about Math Boost?

What are Transition Services?

When should I start thinking about what I am going to do after I obtain my Official GED® Test Credential?

Can I speak with someone for more transition information?




When and where are classes offered?
ABLE classes are held on campus as well as various satellite locations.  We offer a variety of day, evening and weekend classes.  Check out our class locations:  http://www.tri-c.edu/able 

How much are ABLE classes?
Classes are FREE!

How do I enroll into the ABLE program?
In order to start classes, you must complete orientation.  Our orientation process consists of an overview of the ABLE program, completion of registration forms, employment and college information and an assessment test.  The entire orientation takes approximately 6 hours.  Register here:  http://www.tri-c.edu/able

What are assessment tests used for?
The assessment test results are used to assist in the placement of students in the appropriate class and to assess improvement in the classroom.

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I already have my High School Diploma.  Can I still attend ABLE classes?
Of course!  We provide services to high school graduates who need additional skills before enrolling in college.  In addition, we offer foundation reading, writing, math and writing skills to anyone who needs to refresh their skills.  Adults, 16 and older that have skill below a 12th grade level, are eligible for services.

I took the Official GED® test in 2014 and only need help with one or two subjects.  Can I still attend classes?
Yes!  You will need to go through the mandatory orientation after which we will place you into an ABLE course that suits your needs.

How old do I have to be to take ABLE classes?
You have to be at least 16 years old.  If you are between 16 and 17 years old, you must provide us with an official withdrawal form from you school district.  If you are 18, you need an official withdrawal documentation or evidence of a high school diploma.

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How long can I stay in classes?
Everyone comes into the program at a different level.  You are allowed to stay in classes until your goal has been reached.

I used to take ABLE classes at Tri-C; can I just go to class?
No, you have to attend a mandatory orientation before you can start classes.

Can I get financial aid for college credit classes at Tri-C without a high school diploma or GED®?
No, all students receiving financial aid must have a high school diploma or GED® test credentials.

Can I speak with someone for more information about the ABLE Program?
Please call the ABLE program at one of our various locations:
Metro Campus  : 216-987-3201  Lakewood       : 216-529-4240 Euclid:  216-261-5006
Eastern Campus: 216-987-2135  Cleveland Hts:  216-371-7138

What is the Math Boost Class?
Math Boost is a collaborative effort between the ABLE Program and the Mathematics Department at Tri-C to offer a special bridge course to new students testing into the middle ranges (26-30 on COMPASS Pre-Algebra) of MATH 910. 
The class is designed to improve your scores to the Math 0950 level. 

Can anyone take Math Boost?
You can only enroll in Math Boost if you:
• Have your High School Diploma or GED® Test Credential
• Have enrolled at Tri-C
• Have taken the Compass Test or Math 0910 and dropped or failed the course
• Have a Math Compass score between 26 and 30

Will I be able to enroll in a credit Math Course during the same semester as Math Boost?
No.  Once you complete Math Boost, you will take both TABE and Compass test to see how much you have improved.  Each term is scheduled to end right before the 16 and 14 week of college Math classes.

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What is the cost of Math Boost?
It’s FREE!

Can I speak with someone for more information about Math Boost?
Yes, please call 216-987-2323.

What are Transition Services?
Transition services are an integral part of the ABLE program.  They focus on providing students with the necessary resources to change from having a GED® Test Credential as a goal to a Post-secondary goal. Transiting services include the following:
• Assisting with identifying Career Choices
• Provide information on two year or four year college, including technical colleges or trade schools
• Provide information on jobs and employment opportunities
• Provide information and assist with enrollment into Cuyahoga Community College
Who can use transition services?
Any student currently enrolled in the ABLE program at Tri-C and other participating partners.

When should I start thinking about what I am going to do after I obtain my Official GED® Test Credential?
Right Now!

Can I speak with someone for more transition information?
Please call or email Ms. Sheila Manley, Transition Coordinator:  (216) 987-2976 or sheila.manley@tri-c.edu

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How to reach us

Paula Kertes
Director ABLE
ABLE/GED®/ESOL Programs

ABLE Offices

Eastern Campus
East Education Center Building
Room 114 (ABLE)
4250 Richmond Road,
Highland Hills, OH 44122
216-987-3201

Metro Campus
Unified Technologies Center (UTC)
Room 133
2415 Woodland Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-987-3201

Cleveland Heights
Delisle Options Center
14780 Superior Road - Door 9
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
216-371-7138

Euclid 
Shore Cultural Centre
291 East 222nd - Room 129
Euclid, OH 44123
216-261-5006

Lakewood
13701 Lake Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
216-529-4240

Westlake
27830 Hillard Road
Westlake, OH 44145
440-899-3075 ext. 2028

Western Campus
11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130
440-885-8797

 


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