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Learning Support Basics

  1. During each semester of enrollment, all students with Learning Support requirements, including those attending part-time, must first register for all required Learning Support courses before being allowed to register for other courses.

    In the event that a required Learning Support course is not offered on their home campus, a student may enroll in a course for degree credit if the student has met the course prerequisites, subject to recommendation by the Director or Assistant Director of Learning Support. The required Learning Support course will be deferred to the next semester of enrollment.
  2. Students enrolled in Learning Support courses along with credit courses may withdraw or be withdrawn from said Learning Support courses and remain in their credit courses unless enrollment in the Learning Support course is considered a condition for remaining in the college-level course. For example, any student enrolled in a Co-Requisite LS math, like MATH 0999 and MATH 1111, may not withdraw or be withdrawn from one and not the other.
  3. The University System of Georgia (USG) requires that Area A of core curriculum be completed by the time students complete 30 hours of credit. By USG policy, a student who has accumulated thirty (30) semester hours of academic credit and has not completed all Learning Support requirements will have his/her course schedule restricted to just LS coursework until all LS requirements are met.
  4. Students who are dropped from their Learning Support course for non-attendance, who withdraw themselves, or who are administratively withdrawn may have holds placed on their accounts until all Learning Support requirements have been satisfied. As well, the Learning Support department may restrict, where warranted, the hours and courses a student takes in subsequent semesters until all Learning Support requirements have been satisfied.

Learning Support Courses are Not Required When

  1. Student transfers college level courses in the following area(s)
    1. English: ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or higher.
    2. Math: Area A math credit with a grade of D or higher.
  2.  Exit-level Learning Support credit is satisfied with a grade of C or higher at another regionally-accredited school.
  3.  SAT and/or ACT scores (completed prior to enrollment and submitted before the midpoint of the first semester of enrollment) meet the following minimums:
    1. LS English: SAT Critical Reading of 480, redesigned SAT Reading of 26, or ACT English of 20 and completion of College Preparatory Curriculum English courses in high school.
    2. LS Math: SAT Math of 440, redesigned SAT Math of 480, or ACT Math of 18 and completion of a minimum of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry.
  4.  Student has placement index scores that exempt Learning Support:
    1. For Learning Support English, UNG requires an English Placement Index (EPI) of 4280 or higher.
    2. For Learning Support Math, UNG requires a Math Placement Index (MPI) of 1300 or higher.
    3. Please refer to Part II for the USG’s explanation of how EPI and MPI are calculated.

Transfer and Readmitted Students and Learning Support

  1. Students who complete Learning Support English or Math courses at another regionally accredited institution are exempt from that/those area(s) at UNG. Students who begin Learning Support courses but do not complete them will be evaluated for Learning Support placement based on Admissions policies 
  2. Any students placed who leave UNG for three consecutive semesters without satisfying their Learning Support requirements will, upon application for readmission, be required to take the Accuplacer placement test in any unsatisfied Learning Support area to determine whether or not they will have Learning Support requirements.
  3. Students who transfer in fewer than 30 hours of college credit are subject to all the requirements of entering freshmen. Students who transfer in 30 or more hours of college credit are exempt from CPC/RHSC requirements, but they are subject to Accuplacer testing and placement in Learning Support if they have not completed the Learning Support requirement at a regionally accredited institution.
  4. Students with unsatisfied Learning Support requirements are not allowed transient permission to take courses at other institutions nor does the institution accept transient students with unsatisfied Learning Support requirements.
  5. All standardized tests (SAT, ACT) must be completed prior to enrollment. Students must submit all test scores and transfer credit by the midpoint of their first semester of enrollment for consideration of satisfying Learning Support requirements.

Academic Standing Policy (probation, suspension, etc.) for Students with Learning Support requirements

  1. By UNG Course Repeats policy, students are permitted up to three attempts in the Co-Requisite English and Mathematics level of Learning Support, inclusive of withdrawals. Students should note, however, that the grade earned in an unsuccessful attempt in Co-Requisite English or Math will be calculated into their institutional GPA. Grades earned in the Support course (ENGL 0999, MATH 0997, MATH 0989, MATH 0999) do not get calculated into their institutional GPA.
  2. All Learning Support requirements must be satisfied by the time a student has earned 30 hours of college-level credit. Failure to do so will result in course-load restrictions until all Learning Support requirements have been satisfied.
  3. Students with remaining Learning Support requirements who have been out of school for three or more semesters must reapply to the university and must take the placement test in any area of Learning Support still not satisfied.

Exiting Learning Support

  1. To complete (satisfy) a Learning Support course, students must meet these criteria unless otherwise specified on a departmental syllabus.

LS English

  • Learning Support English is satisfied by a student earning a grade of C or higher in ENGL 1101 while co-enrolled in ENGL 0999 and ENGL 1101.

LS Math

  • Learning Support Math is satisfied by a student earning a grade of D or higher in MATH 1001, MATH 1101, or MATH 1111 while co-enrolled in the appropriate Co-Requisite LS Math course (MATH 0997, MATH 0998 or MATH 0999, respectively). NOTE: A grade of C or higher is the pre-requisite for taking the subsequent math required in core.
  1. According to Board of Regents’ policy, students enrolled in both Learning Support courses and credit courses may withdraw from said Learning Support courses and remain in their credit courses unless the Learning Support course is considered a co-requirement for remaining in the college-level course. For example, any student enrolled in a Co-Requisite LS math, like MATH 0999 and MATH 1111, may not withdraw or be withdrawn from one and not the other.

Students with Documented Learning Disabilities

Students with documented learning disabilities enrolled in Learning Support courses are required to fulfill all stated requirements before exiting. These students should be provided with appropriate course accommodations.

Students with learning disabilities may petition through the institution to the Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders for a maximum of two additional semesters of Learning Support work. The documentation submitted by such students must be consistent with the definition and criteria for evaluation provided in Section 3, Appendix D of the University System of Georgia’s Academic & Student Affairs Handbook. Documentation must be sent to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at least one semester in advance of the time the accommodation is needed. The Committee may request additional information in its consideration of the institution's recommendation for additional semesters.

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