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 Excellence) 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 is offered through our partnerships and assists those lacking a high school diploma to obtain their high school equivalency diploma.
Partnerships include:Buffalo Public SchoolsMaryvale School District Kenmore-Tonawanda School District Orleans Niagara BOCESJourney’s End Refugee ServicesCatholic Charities
English as a Second Language (ESL) Pathways Program offers the following benefits:
Partnerships include:Buffalo Public SchoolsKenmore-Tonawanda School DistrictMaryvale 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: City Mission Niagara Falls City Court building
View the Pre-Collegiate Spring 2019 Schedule
The tuition free R.I.S.E. program (Readying Incoming Students for Excellence) is for the student who recently took the ACCUPLACER placement test and feels a refresher workshop would positively affect a retest score. Most workshops run four days with the Accuplacer retest conveniently scheduled the same week. Students may register for one or more workshop based on a case manager's recommendation.