Gateway Community College

20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Size of school (credit students): 5000 – 10,000

Contact information:

James Brunt

Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 45%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 2
Non-ALP upper level developmental writing sections offered: 26
How are students placed into developmental English courses: Accuplacer
Developmental courses are located in Developmental Studies Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: September 4, 2012
Sections offered in 1st semester: 1
Sections offered current semester: 14
Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 26
Class size for ALP developmental section: 12
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.