to Board of Regents policies, "All non-traditional freshmen must be
screened for placement in learning support courses using the CPE or
COMPASS administered by a University System institution and must meet
University System criteria for exemption or exit of learning support in
reading, English, and mathematics. As an alternative, an institution may
allow non-traditional freshmen who have within the past seven years
posted SAT scores of at least 500 in both Verbal and Mathematics or ACT
scores of at least 21 on both English and Mathematics to exempt the CPE/COMPASS
purpose of the Learning Support Program is to provide students who have
been admitted with inadequate skills in reading, composition, and/or
mathematics the opportunity to develop those skills to entry-level
competency for regular freshman credit hours.
If results of the placement tests reflect a need for assistance
in developing academic skills of those who qualify for admission,
students will be enrolled in a portion or in all of the Learning Support
Support courses carry institutional credit but not credit toward a
degree. Except for Hope
scholarship calculations, institutional credit is not used in computing
grade point averages. If
the diagnostic tests so indicate, a student may be allowed to enroll in
one or more college-level courses for degree credit concurrently with
Learning Support courses. The
student's first obligation, however, is to satisfy Learning Support
requirements, and a student may not accumulate more than thirty (30)
hours of degree-credit before completing Learning Support requirements.
progress will be assessed periodically, and they may move out of
Learning Support courses at the end of any semester, provided
satisfactory levels of proficiency have been reached.
Students have a maximum of two semesters to exit Learning Support
English and Reading. Students have a maximum of three semesters to exit
Learning Support Math (since the math area has two courses, students
have a maximum of two semesters in Math 0097). A Learning Support
student who does not complete requirements for an area in the
appropriate number of semesters, will be placed on dismissal. Any
student placed on dismissal for failure to exit Learning Support will be
excluded for one year.
Any Learning Support student who is placed on
dismissal for failure to exit Learning Support may apply for readmission
as a transfer student after satisfying Learning Support requirements and
completing thirty hours of college-level work with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
A Learning Support student who enrolls at another institution before
completing Learning Support requirements at Georgia Southern may apply
for readmission as a transfer student after satisfying Learning Support
requirements and completing thirty hours of college-level work with
a minimum GPA of 2.0.
may carry a maximum of 15 hours (including any Learning Support courses)
except in their third semester when they are limited to 12 hours.
Support students will be assigned an advisor in the Academic Success
Center and must see this advisor for drop/add and registration (even if
the student has declared a major).
are not allowed to drop any required Learning Support classes.
The only way a student can withdraw from a required Learning
Support course is to withdraw from school.
who apply for or receive financial aid and who are enrolled as Learning
Support students will receive the same consideration and awards as any
The Academic Success Center is located on the second floor of Cone Hall across the pedestrium from Hollis and Rosenwald.
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Last updated: 12/5/12
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