Reading classes are designed for students who need to improve the ability to understand and retain materials read in college-level texts. Coursework emphasizes:

  • Comprehension skills
  • Study skills
  • Vocabulary development

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

$85 per credit hour*

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2018-2019 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.


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We offer many courses in Reading to help students succeed, including:

Reading Improvement
College Reading Skills

Placement test scores or instructor permission is required for enrollment into reading courses.

Additionally, Critical and Evaluative Reading (CRE 101) is designed to develop thinking and reasoning at the college level. Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to demonstrate critical thinking, effective reading, analytical writing, and research skills. CRE 101 is a great course to take in preparation for English 102.



Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.