Frequently Asked Questions



What is the Links Program?

Links is a day program at Middlesex Community College, designed for adults who want to begin college with the academic support that will lead to success. Students receive an individual assessment of skills, academic guidance and assistance with career planning.

What courses will I take?

  • General Education Seminar: First Year Experience
  • This 1-credit course prepares students by focusing on motivation, time management, and organizational and study skills.
  • General Education Seminar: Career Exploration
  • This 1-credit course provides an in-depth evaluation of interests, skills, and career opportunities.
  • Explorations in Science
  • This 3-credit introductory hands-on science course will familiarize students with chemistry, biology, energy and environmental issues.
  • Preparation for College Math (Math 001), Basic Writing, or Both
  • Course selection is based on the student's placement test.

In addition, students have the opportunity to meet weekly in study groups and to have on-going contact with the Links Coordinator during the semester.

Who can apply?

Applicants who are Massachusetts residents with a high school diploma, High School Equivalency Credential, or GED are eligible. Applicants must place into Preparation for College Math and/or Basic Writing when taking the College Placement Test. 80% of new enrollees must come from Department of Elementary & Secondary Education/Adult Basic Education Programs.

What does it cost?

The Links Program is FREE to students and is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

When do classes begin?

Classes begin in September and January. Classes meet in daytime, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How do I apply?

For application information, please contact:

Ruth Clark, Links Program Coordinator
Middlesex Community College591 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730
781-280-3654
clarkr@middlesex.mass.edu

Last Modified: 1/22/14