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What is my Learning Support placement?

Your English Placement Index (EPI) and Math Placement Index (MPI) are listed on your Advising Tranguid in your Banner Student Records menu. 

English Placement Index
Score Course
3904 or below

Foundations-Level English
ENGL 0989

3905-4279 Co-Requisite-Level English
ENGL 0999* with ENGL 1101
4280 and higher English Composition 1
ENGL 1101
Math Placement Index - STEM-path
Score Course
1174 or below

Foundations-Level Math
Math 0989

1175-1299 Co-Requisite-Level Math
MATH 0999* with MATH 1111
1300 and higher College Algebra
Math 1111
Math Placement Index - Liberal Arts-path
Score Course
1074 or below

Foundations-Level Math
MATH 0987

1075-1199 Co-Requisite-Level Math
MATH 0997* with MATH 1001
1200 and higher

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning
MATH 1001
or
Mathematical Models
MATH 1101

*The Co-Requisite-level courses ENGL 0999/1111, MATH 0997/1001, and MATH 0999/1111 are two courses taken in the same semester. When registering, click on “See Note” in Banner to view requirements.

All questions about placement in Learning Support may be directed to Dede deLaughter: dede.delaughter@ung.edu; 706-310-6207

What courses and permissible grades are required?
English
If you place into: You are required to take: Permissible Grades
Foundations-Level English

ENGL 0989**

C or better within two semesters
Co-Requisite-Level English ENGL 0999* with ENGL 1101 C or better in ENGL 1101
STEM-path Math
If you place into: You are required to take: Permissible Grades
Foundations-Level Math

MATH 0989

C or better within two semesters
Co-Requisite-Level Math MATH 0999*
with
MATH 1111

D or better in MATH 1111

C or better required to take next MATH course

Liberal Arts-path Math
If you place into: You are required to take: Permissible Grades
Foundations-Level Math

MATH 0987

C or better within two semesters
Co-Requisite-Level Math MATH 0997*
with
MATH 1001

D or better in MATH 1001

C or better to take next MATH course

*The Co-Requisite-level courses ENGL 0999/1111, MATH 0997/1001, and MATH 0999/1111 are two courses taken in the same semester. When registering, click on “See Note” in Banner to view requirements.

**Courses students may take while in ENGL 0989:
• UNIV Courses
• Math
• ART 1100, MDST 1110, or MUSC 1100
• 1000-PHED
• Performance Courses (i.e. band or chorus)
• 1001-level Foreign Language
**Students who withdraw from ENGL 0989 must also withdraw from ART/MDST/MUSC.

All questions about placement in Learning Support may be directed to Dede deLaughter: dede.delaughter@ung.edu; 706-310-6207

Does attendance matter?

Yes. Chronic absences often result in poor course grades, and can also be cause for faculty to have students administratively withdrawn from their course. Students who are administratively withdrawn from their Learning Support class will also be withdrawn from any corresponding college-level classes. Please reserve absences for extreme circumstances. Students who encounter extenuating circumstances are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students on their home campus to discuss whether or not a hardship withdrawal might be warranted.

How can I make sure I’m registered for next semester?
  1. Meet with your faculty advisor, listed on your Tranguid, during Advising Weeks.
  2. In consultation with your advisor, fill out the UNG LS Student Scheduling Worksheet. Submit a copy of the signed worksheet to the office designated on the form.
  3. Check for registration time and holds in Banner Web. Clear up any holds.
  4. Use your copy of your student scheduling worksheet create your own schedule, using Nighthawk Registration.
  5. Register on the first day you are eligible. (Registration assistance is available at every campus.)
  6. Look at your schedule in your Banner Web account once finished registering to confirm class times, days, and locations.
  7. Make certain payment is taken care of by the payment deadline.
How do LS courses affect my academic standing and financial aid?

Students with Learning Support requirements must enroll in their required Learning Support (LS) courses each semester of attendance until the requirements have been completed. Learning Support courses (0987, 0989, 0997, 0998, 0999) do not carry college-level credit leading to graduation; however, the courses do count toward hours of enrollment, eligibility for sorority/fraternity membership, being excused from military quarters, and for various other college activities that require a certain number of credit hours. Being in Learning Support classes does not affect one's eligibility for financial aid, provided a student meets all financial aid requirements. Grades in Learning Support courses are not calculated into students’ GPA, but successful completion of LS coursework is a requirement for completion of Area A requirements.

Will Financial Aid pay for Learning Support classes?

Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grant, Subsidized loans, and Unsubsidized loans) will pay for Learning Support courses. HOPE will not.

How often should I check my college email account?

Daily. It's the official means of communication between students, faculty, and staff.

I have a chronic health condition, or I think I may have a learning disability. What should I do?

Please consult with Student Disability Services as soon as possible. You may be eligible for certain accommodations. Any information shared with this office remains strictly confidential.

I’m not very good at taking tests. What can I do?

Help is available through a variety of workshops, as well as by scheduling an appointment with the Student Counseling center for one-on-one assistance.

What options are available to me in Learning Support Math?

Students who anticipate a major in Business, Nursing, Psychology, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) should take the MATH 0989, MATH 0999+MATH 1111 pathway, beginning in the level indicated by the Math Placement Index score. Students in other majors may satisfy LS math requirements by taking the MATH 0987, MATH 0997+MATH 1001 pathway.

When and where are tutors available to help me?

Tutoring assistance is available on all campuses. Visit UNG Tutoring, or ask your professor.

How do I withdraw from my LS class?

You may withdraw from any class in Nighthawk Registration in the Course Add, Drop, or Withdrawal menu. If you are unable to withdraw yourself in Banner, click on the Forms & Requests tab in https://my.ung.edu for the Class Withdrawal Form. Please remember that all Area A requirements of Core Curriculum must be completed by the time students earn 30 credit hours. Before withdrawing from a course, we encourage students to discuss the decision first with their professor, the Learning Support office, and Financial Aid.

What does it mean to withdraw from a course?
  • When students withdraw or are administratively withdrawn from a Learning Support (LS) course by the midpoint of the semester, that semester doesn’t count toward the total allowed attempts in LS.
  • While there are no academic penalties for withdrawing from a class prior to the midpoint, there may be financial aid consequences. Please discuss any withdrawals with your professor, your advisor, and with financial aid prior to submitting a withdrawal request.
  • Additionally, Area A requirements must be completed by the time students complete 30 credit hours. Students who do not complete LS requirements by the time they earn 30 hours will have their schedules restricted to only LS coursework until completed. (Board of Regents policy)
  • Remember, too, that faculty may have students administratively withdrawn at any point in the semester for missing assignments or for excessive absences. This results in a grade of WF if initiated after the midpoint, and a WF in LS counts as an attempt.
  • Students who encounter extenuating circumstances are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students on their home campus to discuss whether or not a hardship withdrawal might be warranted.
What are some critical dates this semester?
  • Midpoint (last day to withdraw from a full-session UNG course without academic penalty): Friday, October 13, 2017. First short, Second short, and eCore classes all have a different midpoint. Check the UNG Calendars for specific dates.
  • If you are unable to withdraw yourself in Banner, click on the Forms & Requests tab in myUNG for the Class Withdrawal Form
  • Labor Day holiday: Monday, September 4 - no classes
  • Spring and Summer 2018 early registration dates: October 30-November 17. Check in Nighthawk Registration for registration time ticket information. Students with Learning Support requirements must meet with their academic advisor during October Advising Weeks to get an official Student Scheduling Worksheet completed and in order to be permitted to self-register. Be sure to clear up any existing holds prior to your registration time ticket.
  • Fall Break: November 20-25, 2017 – no classes

 

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