Welcome to Ascender!

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What is Ascender?

San Antonio College Ascender Learning Communities is a first-year experience program for community college students created to ensure college readiness toward completion and transfer.

Students participating in Ascender during their first year at San Antonio College receive:
•  Navigational support through holistic advising, counseling, and a Learning Framework course
•  An academic pathway that features a year-long sequence of English and additional core subjects by Ascender trained instructors
•  A Student Engagement component that includes community mentorship, cultural events, leadership development and internships

The San Antonio College Ascender Learning Communities, is comprised of caring and engaged faculty, advisors, and mentors, who work together to create a unique atmosphere for students known as an “Academic Familia.”

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