Determining Your Academic Readiness

Determine Your Academic Readiness

Are you ready to begin college? The tools below can help you determine areas you may need to brush up on before starting college-level courses. Utilize these tools to identify areas where you may need additional help to ensure success in your educational journey.

Online Academic Skills Course (OASC)

The Online Academic Skills Course small square with diagonal arrow extending from it (OASC) helps to improve basic high school skill levels. This comprehensive online course helps improve ASVAB/AFCT scores. Subject areas include reading comprehension, math and vocabulary skills. The course includes pre-assessments, a personalized learning path with lessons and post-assessments. OASC is a free service available to Service members, their family and DoD civilians.

College Placement Skills Training (CPST)

The College Placement Skills Training small square with diagonal arrow extending from it (CPST) is designed for college-level preparation. This is a comprehensive online course that can help improve performance on college placement exams like ACCUPLACER, ASSET, and COMPASS as well as college-level courses. Subject areas include high school math, college-level math, English and writing. The course contains pre-assessments, a personalized learning path with lessons and post-assessments. CPST is a free service available to Service members, their families and DoD civilians.

DANTES Distance Learning Readiness Self-Assessment (DLRSA)

The DANTES Distance Learning Readiness Self-Assessment small square with diagonal arrow extending from it (DLRSA) helps prospective distance learners self-assess their readiness for distance learning. Taking a distance learning (DL) course is another way to achieve your goals. While DL offers a lot of flexibility, there are other considerations for students to think about when making choices regarding their educational program. The DLRSA self-assessment gives you the opportunity to assess your skills and identify possible weaknesses that may affect your success when taking distance learning classes. This instrument is not meant to substitute for educational counseling or to deny you the opportunity to pursue a distance learning class. An honest assessment of your skills and behaviors is in your best interest. This assessment is intended to help you have a successful educational experience, whether you choose distance learning or face-to-face classes.