Success to Academic Readiness (STAR)

The Success to Academic Readiness (STAR) program supports students who have tested below program level writing or math and who identify as first-generation, low-income, or underrepresented students on their higher education journey at Lane Community College.

Important Dates:

  • Final Application Due: Sept 2nd, 2022

Apply for STAR:

Application Form

STAR Student Benefits:

  • Individualized Academic and Success Support
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Tuition Waivers for Program Level Writing and Math Courses

STAR Student Expectations*:

  • Students must meet with STAR Program Advisor regularly and complete and Academic Plan
  • Students must submit their grades to the STAR Program Advisor at midterm for every term.
  • Students must be enrolled in writing and math every term until they reach program-level requirements.
  • Students must meet with a tutor at least 3 times a term

*All commitments must be met in order to receive tuition waivers.

Degree Level Requirements:

  • You must not have completed an associate's degree or higher.
  • If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Alexis Kielb at (541) 463-5073 or

Eligibility Requirements

Writing and Math Requirements:

You must be enrolled in or placed below program level writing or math:


  • non-credit ABSE writing levels D or E
  • non-credit ESL level F
  • credit level writing classes: WR 087 or 097
  • WR 115*
    *only if your program of study requires WR 121


  • non-credit ABSE math levels D or E
  • credit level math classes: MTH 010 or 020
  • below MTH 105 or 111 (if completing an AAOT) 
  • additional math classes may qualify depending on individual program requirements

Additional Requirements:

You must belong to or identify with one of the following groups:

First-Generation Student

  • A student neither of whose biological or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate degree
  • A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree
  • An individual who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a biological or adoptive parent.

Low-Income Student

  • A student on SNAP, TANF, SSI, WIC, or other low-income state or federal benefits
  • A student who falls under the federal poverty line

Underrepresented Students

  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Black or African American
  • Asian
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Contact Success to Academic Readiness (STAR)

Program Contacts:

Alexis Kielb
Outreach, Retention, & Transition Specialist (ABSE, STAR)
Office Telephone: (541) 463-5073

Zsuzsanna Malek
Administrative Coordinator
Office Telephone: (541) 463-5440

Hallie Winesett
STAR Administrative Support Specialist
Office Telephone: (541) 463-5445

Division Dean

Anna Gates-Tapia 
Division Dean of College and Career Foundations (ABSE, ALS, ESL, S3)
Administrator - Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act - WIOA grant and First Generation Student Success Grants.
Office Telephone: (541) 463-5515

Lane Community College
Success to Academic Readiness (STAR)
4000 East 30th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm