CABLE is a free program offering Kent State University at Stark students intensive preparation in academic writing, reading, and mathematics. CABLE enrolls Kent State Stark students who have been admitted but are not ready for a full-time college-level course load based on their scores on Kent State Stark placement assessments.  

CABLE courses are taught in a supportive, face-to-face learning environment and designed to prepare students to begin their studies at Kent State Stark with confidence in their writing, reading, and mathematical skills.

Students who have enrolled in CABLE retake the placement assessments at the end of the semester. It is expected that students will show significant gains that will enable them to enjoy a successful academic career.  


  1. Take Kent State Stark assessments to confirm that CABLE is the best place for you to begin your college journey.
  2. Attend all of your CABLE classes.
  3. Build skills and knowledge.
  4. Reassess in your CABLE classes to see how much you've achieved.
  5. When your reassessment scores show you are ready to be successful in the next Kent State course, enroll in all Kent State Stark classes!



Monday & Wednesday
9 - 10:40 a.m.
221 Main Hall

Introduces the experiences, language, and skills necessary for students to acquire college-level literacy, with a focus on reading college-level text and using the writing process for academic writing. Includes practice with language editing skills. Emphasizes improving reading comprehension and developing strategies necessary for successful completion of college coursework. Students should take up to three credit hours of Kent State University courses while enrolled in CABLE for College-Level Literacy.


Monday & Wednesday
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
316 Main Hall

This free equivalent to MATH 00020 covers properties of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, signed numbers and order of operations. Mental math and basic algebraic thinking skills are emphasized. Calculator use is not permitted. An introduction to ALEKS is included. New CABLE students may take up to six credit hours (seven if one hour is UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience) of Kent State University courses if CABLE Math is the only CABLE placement.