Academic Foundations Department

Welcome to the Academic Foundations Department website.  The courses in Academic Foundations are designed to prepare students for college-level coursework by helping them develop the reading, English, and mathematics skills required for entry in their degree courses.

Students are placed into or out of our courses most commonly based on their unweighted GPA from a US high school within the last 10 years (although other measures are used including scores on ACT, SAT, GED, HiSet, and previously earned college degrees).

  • Students with a GPA 2.8+ may register for any entry level (gateway) English or math course.
  • Students with a GPA 2.2 – 2.799 may enroll in a gateway English or math course with a mandatory corequisite course.
  • Students with a GPA below 2.2 must enroll in a one semester transition English and/or math course.

Academic Foundations houses the corequisite and transition courses.  All students who require a transition course will be required to take ACA 090.  The Study Skills course has been designed to improve students’ success in their college coursework. Please contact our department or an advisor with any questions.

For further information, please contact the Department Head, Cherise Millsaps, at 919-866-5749.

Cherise Millsaps
Interim Department Head

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Southern Wake Campus
C - 214

919-866-5749 (office)

Rhoderick Fleming
Interim Associate Department Head

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Scott Northern Wake Campus
F - 416

919-532-5855 (office)

Valerie Silvestre
Administrative Assistant

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Southern Wake Campus
C - 242

919-866-5317 (office)

Michael Jones
Associate Department Head, English as a Foreign Language

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Southern Wake Campus
C - 109C

919-866-5627 (office)

Wanda Hutto
Administrative Assistant, English as a Foreign Language

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Southern Wake Campus
C - 109

919-866-5325 (office)