Pathway to Success offers four distinct college preparatory program pathways leading to college success. All programs are non-credit and tuition-free.
The High School Equivalency Preparatory (HSE) Program (formally known as the GED program) assists eligible individuals in obtaining their New York State HSE diploma and prepare for the national TASC exam.
The Pathways English as a Second Language (ESL) Program helps to prepare incoming English Language Learners (ELL’s) for collegiate admission by offering courses to improve their English skills and college readiness. The program will assist both students that possess international high school diplomas and also those seeking their high school equivalency diploma necessary for admission to the college.
The Pre-Collegiate and R.I.S.E. (Readying Incoming Students for Success) Programs prepare students to successfully complete the ACCUPLACER computer-based placement testing prior to their enrollment in ECC college classes. Both programs are available at the three ECC campuses and are designed to work around busy schedules.
The HSE Preparatory Program assists those lacking a high school diploma to obtain their high school equivalency diploma.
Partnerships include:Buffalo Public Schools Maryvale School District Kenmore-Tonawanda School District Erie II BOCES Orleans Niagara BOCESJourney’s End Refugee Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) Pathways Program offers the following benefits:
Partnerships include:Buffalo Public Schools Maryvale School District
The Pre-Collegiate Program offers developmental courses in math and English skills, as well as ESL concepts to prepare students for college-level courses by offering the following workshops.
In addition to availability at all three campuses, off-site locations include:New Hope City Mission Niagara Falls City Court building
The RISE Program (Readying Incoming Students for Excellence) prepares the student for taking the ACCUPLACER placement test by offering workshops in English and math skills. Each RISE component consists of a five-day workshop and a placement test opportunity. Students can attend the workshops prior to taking ECC's placement test or in preparation to retaking the placement test.