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Research and Policy Analysis

Learning Support Reports

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What is Learning Support?

Learning Support (LS) programs serve students who need preparation in reading, mathematics, and/or English. Students who do not meet standards for regular admission or who do not submit SAT or ACT scores sufficient for exemption are required to take the appropriate part(s) of the Collegiate Placement Exam or COMPASS exam to determine whether they are to be placed in LS courses. In admissions, placement, and exit requirements, institutions may set higher standards than required by the System. No degree credit may be earned in LS courses, but institutional credit is awarded. LS programs may serve three groups of students:

  1. Students required to take LS courses because they do not meet System minimum requirements for placement testing (430 SAT-Verbal and 400 SAT-Math and CPC English and Math) and are placed with the CPE or COMPASS at the System level;
  2. Students who are above the System minimum requirements but are required by the institution to take LS courses or other courses;
  3. Students who volunteer to take LS courses to prepare for regular college courses.

Learning Support Requirements

Learning Support Feedback Data (Performance in Core Curriculum Courses)