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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Learning Support Program

Learning Support Program

Janet F. Whiteaker, Coordinator; Associate Professor Bryant; Assistant Professors Harden-Ray, Whiteaker; Instructors Duvier, Lewald

The Learning Support Program provides academic assistance in the form of tutoring, workshops, computerized exercises, individual conferences, etc.  Participation in these activities may be required by the University concurrent to enrollment in college-level classes.

Based upon ACT/SAT scores and test scores from the COMPASS/ASSET, students may be required to participate in one or more areas of Learning Support. 

Students whose Best ACT-English subject scores are less than 18 and/or whose COMPASS Placement Writing Exam Scores are less than 77 are required to participate in ENGL 1010 Writing I + READ 1100 Learning Support Lab for Writing I. 

Students whose Best ACT-Reading subject scores are less than 19 and/or whose COMPASS Placement Reading Exam Scores are less than 83 are required to take READ 1010 College Reading Improvement [Lecture and Lab].  Students with a reading requirement should not enroll in courses that have an excessive amount of reading, such as history, psychology, sociology, philosophy, government, political science, etc.  Students whose ACT-Reading subject scores are 17 or 18 may choose one (1) of the high-reading-content courses listed above to take concurrently with READ 1010.

Students whose Best ACT-Math subject scores are less than 19 and whose majors require algebra-based mathematics are required to take MATH 1000 [see Math Department].  Students with MATH 1000 requirements may not enroll in college-level math, chemistry, or physics until the MATH 1000 requirement has been satisfactorily completed.  Students whose majors do not require algebra-based mathematics but whose Best ACT-Math subject scores are less than 19 should enroll in “L” sections of MATH 1010 or MATH 1530 or MATH 1410 with Learning Support Lab. 

Learning Support attendance is mandatory.  A grade of “C” or higher in the college-level class is required for progression to the next level. 

All students who are required to participate in two or more courses with required Learning Support are also required to take UNIV 1030 - Learning Strategies .