Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Links Program offer?

The Links Program supports students who are interested in enrolling in college and who would benefit from extra support and smaller class sizes while earning free college credits at Middlesex Community College. Students have the opportunity to meet weekly in study groups and to have ongoing contact with the Links Program Coordinator during the semester.

Who can apply?

Motivated students who have a high school credential (eg: diploma, HiSET, GED) and are available to commit to daytime classes are welcome to apply. Priority is given to students who previously attended the Adult Learning Center at Middlesex Community College or other Adult Basic Education Programs but other students are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants must take the Accuplacer (College Placement Test) to determine if they qualify for Links.

When are classes held?

Links classes are typically held during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are run during the Fall Semester (Sept.-Dec.) and the Spring Semester (Jan.-May.)

Where are classes held?

Classes and advising appointments are held on the Bedford Campus of Middlesex Community College. 
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What courses are offered?

Course offerings are subject to change each year. Recently offered courses include:

General Education - First Year Experience: a 1-credit seminar course that prepares students for college by focusing on essential student success skills, behaviors and habits of mind.

General Education - Career Exploration: a 1-credit course for students to explore their work interests, personality, skills, values and life goals in order to find purpose in their academic curriculum.

Writing Skills Seminar: Students will learn to identify and correct grammatical errors and develop college level reading and writing skills and other strategies for success that will enable them to be successful in a linked ENG 101 and other college level courses.

English Composition I: a 3-credit course that includes prewriting, writing, and revising essays of exploration, analysis, argumentation/persuasion, and research.

Technology for College: a 1-credit course that introduces students to technology and applications commonly used in college settings.

Preparation for College Math: Part of the Ramp-Up Math program, this course prepares students for college level mathematics courses.

How do I apply?

Interested applicants must have earned their High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Credential and must take the College Placement Tests to determine program eligibility and course level placement.

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Karen Spengler, Program Coordinator

Last Modified: 10/24/18