2019-2020 Advisor Handbook 
    
    Aug 13, 2020  
2019-2020 Advisor Handbook

Learning Support Policies


Learning Support (LS) is a University System of Georgia (USG) program for entering students who need additional assistance for college-level English or math.

A student’s LS requirements are determined based on the Required High School Curriculum GPA, SAT/ACT scores, Required High School Curriculum deficiencies, and college placement exams scores

Current LS policies are located at https://www.abac.edu/academics/academic-support/learning-support/.


English Placement Guidelines

A student must meet one of the following exemption criteria to go into English 1101:

  • Has transferable credit for English 1101 OR
  • High School College Prep GPA ≥ 3.1 and RHSC English complete OR
  • ACT English ≥ 17 OR
  • SAT (old)-Verbal/Critical Reading ≥ 430 OR
  • SAT (new)-Reading Test ≥ 24 OR
  • Classic Accuplacer Reading Comprehension ≥ 61 and WritePlacer ≥ 4 OR
  • Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading ≥ 237 and WritePlacer ≥ 4

Students who do not meet one of the above exemption criteria will take the co-requisite support course, English 0999, along with English 1101.


Mathematics Placement Guidelines for Quantitative Reasoning (Math 1001) & Minimum Requirements for College Algebra (Math 1111) with Co-Requisite Support

A student must meet one of the following exemption criteria to place directly into Quantitative Reasoning (Math 1001) or College Algebra (Math 1111) with corequisite support (Math 0999):

  • Has transferable credit for an Area A Mathematics course OR
  • High School College Prep GPA ≥ 3.2 and RHSC Math complete OR
  • ACT Mathematics ≥ 17 OR
  • SAT (old)- Mathematics ≥ 400 OR
  • SAT (new)- Math Test ≥ 22 OR
  • Classic Accuplacer Elementary Algebra ≥ 67 OR
  • Next-Generation Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS) ≥ 258

Students who do not meet one of the above exemption criteria will take the co-requisite support course, Math 0997, along with Math 1001. Also, students who do not meet one of the above exemption criteria are not eligible to take College Algebra (Math 1111), until they successfully complete Math 1001 with a C or higher.


Mathematics Placement Guidelines for College Algebra (Math 1111) 

A student must meet one of the following exemption criteria to place directly into College Algebra (Math 1111):

  • Has transferable credit for an Area A Mathematics course OR
  • High School College Prep GPA ≥ 3.4 and RHSC Math complete OR
  • ACT Mathematics ≥ 20 OR
  • SAT (old)- Mathematics ≥ 470 OR
  • SAT (new)- Math Test ≥ 25.5 OR
  • Classic Accuplacer Elementary Algebra ≥ 79 OR
  • Next-Generation Accuplacer QAS ≥ 266

Students who do not meet one of the above exemption criteria will be eligible for the co-requisite support course, Math 0999, along with Math 1111; as long as the student meets the minimum criteria as outlined under the placement guidelines for Quantitative Reasoning (Math 1001).



Learning Support Policies

During each semester of enrollment, a student must first register for all required Learning Support courses before being allowed to register for other courses. This policy also applies to part-time students. Two exceptions are possible:

  • If two Learning Support areas are required and a student is enrolled in at least one Learning Support course, a freshman orientation course or physical education or other activity or performance course may be taken that semester instead of one of the required Learning Support courses. 
  • In the event that a required Learning Support course is not available, a student may enroll in a course for degree credit if the student has met the course requirements, subject to the approval of the Provost for Academic Affairs.

There are no limits on attempts in co-requisite Learning Support courses.

  • Students who have earned a maximum of 30 semester hours of college-level credit and have not successfully completed required Learning Support courses may enroll only in Learning Support courses until requirements are successfully completed.
  • A student is not able to test out of their Learning Support requirement, once the class has started for the semester.

Board of Regents (BOR) Learning Support Policy


How to check Learning Support Scores

DegreeWorks:

  1. Log on to MyABAC
  2. Click on DegreeWorks
  3. Enter students 918# and hit Enter
  4. Scroll down to “other degree requirements”

 

 

*Note DegreeWorks tells you if the requirement has been met or what class is needed to satisfy the Learning Support requirement.

ABAC’s Learning Support Policy