CSCC Partners with Koontz Cram Course

CSCC Partners with Koontz Cram Course

Holly Vincent
Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:29 PM
All, Students, Academics

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Cleveland State Community College’s Continuing Education Department will soon be offering the Koontz Cram Course for spring, summer and fall. Implemented in the fall of 2007, the Koontz Cram Course is an advanced ACT prep course designed to help students raise their ACT scores.
“We are excited to partner with the Koontz Cram Course to bring this to the Cleveland area,” stated Lee Ann Lowe, Continuing Education Coordinator. “Most colleges offer more scholarship money based on higher ACT scores, and this course helps students raise their composite scores by an average of three points, so this is definitely an important class for high school students to consider.”
“We were extremely pleased with this course,” stated Susan Webb-Curtis. “My daughter took the one-week course in the summer so she could devote the week to intensive preparation for the ACT. She had taken the ACT twice before, but after completing the Koontz Cram Course, she raised her ACT score by five points! This placed her in a very competitive position for college scholarships!”
Although the new Tennessee Promise Scholarships are available for enrollment at Tennessee community colleges, the funding will not transfer to a four-year school. The Hope (Lottery) Scholarship will be available for all four years if the student’s GPA and ACT scores meet the requirements. Community Colleges will use ACT scores to determine course placement.
Webb-Curtis continued, “I am familiar with many students who experienced similar success stories. The text taking skills that my daughter learned through this course also benefited her later when she took her PCAT exam for pharmacy admission. It was money well spent!” There are four one-week classes to choose from: The Spring session is the week of May 28-June 2. The summer session is August 27-September 1, and there are two fall sessions—October 8-13 and November 28-December 2. The staff for the Koontz Cram Course has over 160 combined years in the field of education and are certified teachers. The cost of the course is $375 and includes a book. Students will take a full-length practice test, and our staff will analyze their errors.

If you would like to be notified of new non-credit courses at Cleveland State, or for more information on continuing education opportunities, visit the website at or contact Continuing Education Coordinator Lee Ann Lowe by calling (423) 473-2270 or email her at
Continuing Education offerings include traditional on-campus classes as well as online courses. Courses are added to the schedule throughout the year. As opportunities to serve the community through continuing education arise, on-demand courses will be added to the schedule. It is the goal of the Continuing Education Department to serve the needs of the community through meaningful, personal, and professional enrichment courses and therefore, they welcome your suggestions.

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