Bergen Community College

Accelerated Learning Program Directory: Bergen Community College400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Size of school (credit students): 10,0000 – 20,000

Contact information:

Leigh Jonaitis

Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 75%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 3
Non-ALP upper level developmental writing sections offered: 40
How are students placed into developmental English courses: Accuplacer
Developmental courses are located in the English Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: September 1, 2011
Sections offered in 1st semester: 2
Sections offered current semester: 12
Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 22
Class size for ALP developmental section: 11
The same instructor teaches the first-year composition and the developmental course in ALP.
More than half of ALP first year composition class students have current placement first year composition.
ALP developmental class meets 3 hours per week.


Faculty are unionized and paid full credits for teaching ALP.