Graduation Starts Here!

The College Preparatory & Developmental Studies Department (CPDS) helps UAA students requiring additional knowledge and skills in English and math to increase academic and critical thinking skills and develop the confidence to pursue their lifelong learning goals.

CPDS combines developmental reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), and college success courses into a single department. We provide instructional support that helps underprepared students prepare for college-level courses.

We Develop Success!


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