Palo Alto College offers three levels of developmental reading: READ 0301, 0302, and 0303. For those students who need additional instruction before taking the first developmental course, the Reading Department provides a special program called PASS—Fundamentals of Reading. Students enrolled in PASS enhance their skills by using specific software in the Reading Learning Center. The program is self-paced and non-graded, and lab time is arranged to accommodate the student’s availability. When students have completed PASS successfully, they can enroll in READ 0301.
Reading Learning Center
The Reading Learning Center provides support for students enrolled in developmental reading courses. Through a variety of software programs that focus on improving reading comprehension and increasing vocabulary, the Center helps students meet the academic challenge of college reading. In addition, tutoring is available at the Center.