Oct 26, 2020  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Learning Support


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The Learning Support program at University of North Georgia provides the opportunity for students to improve their basic academic skills in the areas of English, Mathematics, and Reading before enrolling in related college-level courses.

Students whose previous academic record, admissions test scores, and placement test scores indicate the need for additional preparation in English, Mathematics, and/or Reading are required to take the appropriate Learning Support courses. Additionally, students whose COMPASS Placement test scores indicate a READ 0099 and/or MATH 0097 requirement as well as any student with any Learning Support requirements admitted after the final New Student Orientation must take UNIV 1101 their first semester of enrollment. Students who are required to take one or more Learning Support course must enroll each semester in the required Learning Support courses(s) before enrolling in any credit course until the requirement has been satisfied. Students may enroll concurrently in college-level courses for which they have satisfied the prerequisites. If students withdraw from any Learning Support course, they will be required to also withdraw from any college-level courses for which enrollment in the Learning Support course is a co-requirement. The maximum time allowed for the completion of Learning Support Reading, English, and MATH 0097 is two semesters. The maximum time allowed for the completion of Learning Support mathematics is three semesters. Any semester a student is enrolled in a Learning Support course beyond the midpoint counts as one of the allowed semesters toward completion of Learning Support requirements. Students who fail to complete any Learning Support course within the time allowed will receive a grade of U in the course and be placed on Learning Support Suspension for one year (three consecutive semesters). They may apply to return after that suspension and begin anew with a placement test and all prior attempts set to zero (0) in any required area/s of Learning Support.

Visit the Learning Support Program on the UNG website for more specific information about the Learning Support program and policies.

Transfer Policies for Learning Support
Students who complete Learning Support English, Math, or Reading courses at another regionally accredited institution are exempted from that/those area(s). Those students who begin Learning Support courses but do not complete them at another regionally accredited institution are placed in the equivalent courses at UNG. Previous terms of enrollment in Learning Support courses at another USG institution are counted toward the maximum allowed for completion. No term counts will be posted for Learning Support coursework from non-USG schools. However, previous terms of enrollment in Learning Support courses at another USG institution are counted toward the maximum allowed for completion at UNG. If USG transfer applicants have already accumulated the maximum number of attempts allowed, those applicants will not be accepted unless a one-year (three consecutive semesters) break from school will have been completed.
Any students placed on Learning Support suspension from another USG institution may be admitted at the end of their one year suspension in accordance with University System and Admissions policies. Any students placed on Learning Support suspension or who leave for three consecutive semesters without satisfying their Learning Support requirements will, upon application for readmission, will be required to take the COMPASS Placement Test in any unsatisfied Learning Support area and all prior attempts set to zero (0) in any required area/s of Learning Support.
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 requirements, but they are subject to COMPASS testing and placement if they have not completed the Learning Support requirement at a prior regionally accredited institution.

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.

Voluntary Enrollment
Students who believe they will profit from additional academic support prior to enrollment in the college-level course are welcome to voluntarily enroll in Learning Support courses. If students place into MATH 0099 but voluntarily elect to take MATH 0097 instead, the semester(s) of enrollment in MATH 0097 count toward allowed number of semesters toward completion of Learning Support Math. Additionally, students who place into MATH 0099 but voluntarily elect to drop down to MATH 0097 must pass MATH 0097 before being allowed to advance to MATH 0099.

Visit the Learning Support Program on the UNG website for more specific information about the Learning Support program and policies.

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