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What is Learning Support?

Learning Support is the name of the program designed by the University System of Georgia to provide additional help and practice to students who've been identified as requiring support in their first college level English and/or their first college level math course. Students applying to UNG with a high school GPA under a 2.8 for their college preparatory coursework (which does not include grades in electives) And/or whose ACT or SAT scores are below the minimums established for bachelors admissions, are screened for placement into Learning Support. Students with Learning Support requirements take two English and/or two math courses together in their first semester: their first college level math or English course, along with a support course design to improve understanding and performance in that credit-bearing college level course.

 

My LS Status Says LS English Required

If you see this coding in the Learning Support field on your Check Application Status site, you have a Learning Support requirement for English. Note, the word "ENGLISH" is in red, and the Learning Support status states "LS English Required," and is also in red. Students who have a Learning Support English requirement will take two English courses in their first semester at UNG: ENGL 1101, English Composition I, along with ENGL 0999, Support for English Composition. ENGL 0999 is designed to provide students with additional help and practice in composing college-level writing, specifically, the essays assigned in English 1101. Students who earn a grade of A, B, or C in English 1101 have satisfied their Learning Support Requirements for English and may, in their next semester. take ENGL 11O2. There is no support required for ENGL 11O2. To potentially test out of Learning Support English, your Accuplacer test requirements are the Reading and WritePlacer portions. You will see a red "Yes" in the Placement Test Required row under Reading and English. The WritePlacer requires you to type an essay on an assigned topic, and it's timed at one hour. The reading portion requires you to read passages and answer questions. It is not timed. Students who score at least 243 on the reading portion and at least a four on the WritePlacer portion will have satisfied their Learning Support English requirement and may take ENGL 1101 without the support course. To schedule yourAccuplacer test, click below to return to the Check Application Status page. If you accept your Learning Support placement, and do not wish to take the Accuplacer, Please e-mail us at learningsupport@ung.edu indicate that you would like to opt out of Accuplacer testing. Please provide your name, 900 number, and a phone number to reach at.

 

My LS Status Says Foundations Level (Math)

If you see this coding in the Learning Support field on your Check Application Status site, you have a Learning Support requirement for a non-algebra oriented math. Note, the word "MATH" is in red and the Learning Support status states "LS Foundations Level," and as also in red. Students who have a Learning Support Foundations Level requirement will take two math courses in their first semester: MATH 1001, Quantitative Skills and Reasoning, along with MATH 0997, Support for Quantitative Skills and Reasoning; or MATH 1101, Math Models, along with MATH 0998, Support for Math Models. The support class is designed to provide students with additional help and practice so that, as they're working on homework and studying for tests in the 1000 level course, they know where to devote most of their effort in order to be successful. Students who earn a grade of A, B, C, or D in the 1000 level math class will satisfy their Learning Support Math requirement. However, students must earn a C or higher in their 1000 level math course in order to qualify for their next required math for their major, which is typically either MATH 1111, College Algebra, or MATH1401, Elementary Statistics. Once students satisfy their Learning Support Math requirements, they are not required to take support classes in their next math, but may choose to if they prefer. If MATH 1111, College Algebra, is required in your major, you must first satisfy your Learning Support Foundations Level Math requirements by either testing up or out of Foundations Level Math through Accuplacer testing, or by earning a grade of A, B, or C in your first 1000 level math class. To potentially test up or out of Learning Support math, your Accuplacer, test requirement is the math, Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics or "QRAS" portion. It is not timed and a calculator will be provided within the test for the math problems that permit a calculator. Students who score 258 to 265 place up into the Corequisite Level Math, which will allow them to take Math 1111 College Algebra with a support class if algebra is needed for their major. If a student does not need College Algebra for their major, this score will exempt them from Learning Support Requirements in math and will allow them to take Math 1001 or Math 1101 on its own, without a support class. Students who score 266 or higher and need College Algebra math for their major will exempt from learning support requirements for College Algebra. To schedule your Accuplacer test, click on the link below to return to the Check Application Status page. If you accept your Learning Support Placement and do not wish to take the Accuplacer, please e-mail us at learningsupport@ung.edu and let us know that you would like to OPT OUT of Accuplacer testing. Please supply your name, 900 number and a phone number to reach at.

 

My LS Status Says LS CO Math Required (MATH)

If you see this coding in the Learning Support field of your Check Application Status site, you have a Learning Support requirement for an algebra specific math. Note the word "MATH" is in red and the Learning Support Status, "LS Corequisite Level" is also in red. Students who have a Learning Support Corequisite Level requirement will take two math courses in their first semester at UNG: MATH 1111, College Algebra, along with MATH 0999, Support for College Algebra. MATH 0999 is designed to provide students with additional help and practice so that, as they're working on homework and studying for tests in MATH 1111, they know where to devote most of their effort in order to be successful. Students who earn a grade of A, B, C, or D in Math 1111, have Satisfied their Learning Support requirements for math. However, students must earn a C or higher in order to be eligible for the next math required for their major, which is typically MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, MATH 2040, Brief Calculus or MATH 1401, Elementary Statistics. To potentially test out of Learning Support Math, your Accuplacer test requirement is the Math, Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics, or "QRAS," portion. It is not timed and a calculator will be provided within the test for math problems that permit a calculator. Students who score 266 or higher will have satisfied their Learning Support Corequisite Level and may take Math 1111 without the support. To schedule your Accuplacer test, Click below to return to the Check Application Status page. If you accept your Learning Support placement in math and do not wish to take the Accuplacer, Please e-mail us at learningsupport@ung.edu and let us know that you would like to OPT OUT of Accuplacer testing. Please provide your name, 900 number, and a phone number to reach you at.

 

What Math Course is Required for My Major?

Use the Degrees and Programs link on our webpage below to find information about majors and their Area A Math requirements. If no specific math is listed in Area A for your desired bachelor's degree program, then MATH 1001, or MATH 1101, is permitted to satisfy the Area A Math requirement. Otherwise, the degree requirements will list the required math in Area A. If you are not eligible to take the Area A math required for your major, you will first take any required prerequisite math courses. Please review any and all majors you're considering to help you make informed decisions about whether to schedule your Accuplacer or to OPT OUT of Accuplacer testing. Opting out of Accuplacer testing indicates that you accept your current requirements for math. To schedule your Accuplacer test, click on the link below to return to the "Check Application Status" page. If you accept your current math requirements, and do not wish to take the Accuplacer, Please email LearningSupport@ung.edu and let us know that you would like to OPT OUT of Accuplacer testing. Please include your name, 900 number, and a phone number to reach you at.

 

How Do I Prepare for the Accuplacer?

You must complete your Accuplacer testing before the start of the semester for which you applied. UNG provides a "Placement Test Practice" site to help students prepare for their test session. You can find this link on our web page. UNG allows one retest. When students elect to retest, UNG uses the higher score of the two test sessions to determine Learning Support requirements. All testing must be completed prior to the start of the semester for which you apply. You are not required to retest unless you wish to do so. Every Accuplacer session, whether taking one, two, or all three tests, costs $11.50. To schedule your Accuplacer test, click on the "Check Application Status" link on our webpage below. To accept your Learning Support Placement, email LearningSupport@ung.edu and let us know that you would like to OPT OUT of Accuplacer testing. Please provide your name, 900 number, and a number to reach you at.


I Do Not have LS Requirements, but Have Accuplacer Requirements

You may have testing requirements listed for Math or English, but not have Learning Support requirements. You will see the red YES. In the "Placement Test Required" line even though you do not have any requirements in the "Learning Support Status" line. The reasons for this differ based on your student type. New first-year students are accepted based on their "Required High School Curriculum GPA." This is the GPA calculated based on the grades you earned in your required high school curriculum courses, which do not include electives, at the point of application. If your Required High School Curriculum GPA is between 2.5 and 2.79, and you do not have any Learning Support Requirements listed, this is because your current major does not require MATH 1111, College Algebra. However, if you change your major before your first semester begins to one that requires Math 1111 and Area A, or as a prerequisite for an upper level math course, you may have Learning Support Co-requisite requirements for MATH 1111. We have listed the test requirements because taking the Accuplacer Test now will ensure that you are prepared for correct placement, should you decide to make major changes. If you change your major to one that requires MATH 1111 after you begin your first semester, you may take your MATH 1111 course after earning a grade of A, B, or C in MATH 1001 or MATH 1101. If you would like to OPT OUT of Accuplacer testing, please e-mail us at learningsupport@ung.edu and let us know that you would like to OPT OUT of Accuplacer testing. Please provide your name, 900 number, and a number where we can reach you. If you graduated from high school more than five years ago, if you earn a GED, if you are a transfer student, or if you are applying for readmission than your Accuplacer Test is required and you may not opt out of it. UNG does not decline acceptance based on Accuplacer scores. The Accuplacer Tests are for course placement only. Students may be required to complete the reading, writing, and math portions of the Accuplacer Test. You must complete your Accuplacer testing before the start of the semester for which you applied. UNG provides a placement test practice site to help students prepare for their test session. You can find this link in our webpage. UNG allows one retest. When students elect to retest UNG uses the higher score of the two test sessions to determine Learning Support requirements. All testing must be completed prior to the start of the semester for which you apply. You are not required to retest unless you wish to do so. Every Accuplacer session, whether we're taking one, two, or all three tests, costs $11.50. To schedule your Accuplacer, click on the Check Application Status link on our webpage below.

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