Frequently Asked Questions About TTC

 

What should I expect?

TTC is a bridge to your future academic journey in college. It is a comprehensive program for adults who have earned a high school diploma or high school equivalency but need focused academic instruction in reading, writing, or math fundamentals, and basic computer skills.

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TTC also emphases college study and survival skills—all necessary skills for a successful college career. It is a natural segue for GED, NEDP, and Advanced ESL students prior to entering post-secondary education.

On the first day of class, you will meet students just like you whose goal is to go to college. Many students speak English as their second language. You will quickly become part of a very supportive learning community all working toward the same goal –a college education!
 

How do I enroll?

The first step is to attend a TTC Information Session to learn about everything the program offers; then you will take an academic skills assessment (CASAS reading and math test), complete a writing sample, and finally, you will have a personal interview with the Program Director. You will then determine if TTC is the right program for you. If accepted, you will be given an official acceptance letter.

To sign up for an information session, call 401.487.9566,  email mariecrecca-romero@riral.org,   or click link below to sign up online:

What should I bring to class?

Bring a clear open mind that is ready to work hard to build skills for college readiness. On the first day of class, you will be given a loose-leaf binder and calendar that maps out the entire semester. You should come to each class prepared with a pencil and/or pen and your binder and the semester calendar. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages.
 

Where is TTC located?

TTC is located in downtown Woonsocket, RI, on the 4th floor of 191 Social Street. TTC is a division of Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning (RIRAL), which is  located in the Cornerstone Building, just across from RiteAid. TTC is easy to reach via the RIPTA Bus (Route 54).

Students also attend a class at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
 

How much does the program cost?

TTC is a free program funded by the Rhode Island Department of Adult Education. However, there are testing and textbook fees that apply, which are non-refundable.

Initial assessment fee is the CASAS test: $20;  Final assessment fee to determine placement at CCRI is the Accuplacer:  $40;  Textbooks and Material fee for classes:  $175.
 

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

This is a very important question. College tuition is not free, and most student apply for a Federal Pell Grant. We will guide you though the entire process with the help of the RI Educational Opportunity Center.  If you are not eligible for financial aid, CCRI offers a Tuition Management Plan where you can pay off your tuition in installments during the semester.
 

What if there is inclement weather?

Please note that we do not automatically cancel classes due to bad weather. If we do have to cancel classes because of poor driving conditions, an announcement will be posted on the TTC website and Facebook pages. Closing will also be posted on the local television broadcasts and on the Community College of Rhode Island webpage.
 

Can I attend only part of TTC?

No. Once you enroll in the program, you are expected to attend all classes and workshops. One of the benefits of TTC is its comprehensive approach and intensive curriculum designed to prepare you for college. Good attendance is a must! If you miss a class, you miss valuable information!
 

Does TTC have a Facebook page?

Yes.  So glad you asked!  Please visit and Like Us at:  www.facebook.com/riralTTC
 

Still have more questions?  

We'd love to help answer any questions you may have. Please review the TTC website to see if your questions can be answered here. If not, fill out the form here to contact us.