As an open door institution, The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College serves many students who are not ready academically for college-level courses. Some students have been out of school for several years and need to refresh their skills. In other cases, students did not receive adequate preparation in high school. We believe that all learners, with adequate support and guidance, can experience success in college. To serve this student population, we founded the Department of College Readiness in July of 2012.