Elgin Community College

Accelerated Learning Program Directory: Elgin Community College1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123
Size of school (credit students): 10,0000 – 20,000

Contact information:

Dr. Mary Perkins

Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 28%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 3
Non-ALP upper level developmental writing sections offered: 36
How are students placed into developmental English courses: Writing sample
Developmental courses are located in the English Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: August 19, 2013
Sections offered in 1st semester: 6
Sections offered current semester: 9
Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 20
Class size for ALP developmental section: 8
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.