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Guided Pathways: A Resource Guide

The guided pathways model addresses the entire student experience, creates a framework to unify and align elements around the goal of helping students choose, enter, and complete a program of study, and starts with student end goals for careers and furthe

Create a Roadmap for Student Success

                                       Visual representation of elements in a guided pathway



Elements of a Guided Pathway:

  • Structured onboarding processes
  • Academic maps
  • Proactive academic and career counseling
  • Early alert systems
  • Instructional support and co-curricular activities

Additional Resources

Select Colleges Implementing Guided Pathways

Reports from Brookings Institutution, CCRC and EAB

Pathways Project 2.0, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

The essential practices of each the four dimensions of the Pathways Model, as set forth by the American Association of Community Colleges' Pathways Project

Simplify students’ choices with default program maps — metamajors — developed by faculty and advisors that show students a clear pathway to completion or transfer, further education and employment in fields of importance to the region.

Redesign intake, orientation, placement, and advising to help entering students choose a metamajor and enroll in a Program of Study as quickly as possible.

Redesign traditional remediation as an “on-ramp” to a program of study, which helps students explore academic and career options from the beginning of their college experience, aligns math and other foundation skills coursework with a student’s program of study, and integrates and contextualizes instruction to build academic and non-academic foundation skills throughout the college-level curriculum, particularly in program “gateway” courses.

Provide accelerated remediation to help very poorly prepared students succeed in college-level courses as soon as possible.

Support students through a strong advising process, embedded and ongoing in the pathway experience and supported by appropriate technology, to help students make informed choices, strengthen clarity about transfer and career opportunities at the end of their chosen college path, ensure they develop an academic plan with predictable schedules, monitor their progress, and intervene when they go off track.

Embed academic and non-academic supports throughout students’ programs to promote student learning and persistence.

Redesigning America's Community Colleges

Math Pathways at STLCC


St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000