ELIZABETH, NJ – Juniors in four county high schools who need remediation can now take part in the “College Readiness Now” program, at Union County College’s Sidney Lessner Building in Elizabeth.

“College Readiness Now,” an initiative of Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed Jollah, is designed to test juniors requiring remediation near the end of the academic year. Those who need remediation will have it done during their senior year to ensure they are college ready. With more and more students burdened with high college loans, and a trend of students having to spend an extra year in college, taking classes that don’t count, this program would be able to reduce the time students have to stay in school and reduce the loans they have to pay when they get out.

Union County College has launched the program with four county high schools: Plainfield High School, Abraham Clark High School of Roselle, David Brearley High of Kenilworth, and the Hillcrest Academy. Another six County high schools are also seeking to participate in the program at the start of the Fall semester.