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Learning Support


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

A student’s Learning Support requirements are determined on the basis of the Required High School Curriculum GPA,  SAT/ACT scores, required high school curriculum deficiencies, and/or college placement exams scores.

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 equivalent OR
  • High School College Prep GPA ≥ 3.1 OR
  • ACT English ≥ 20 OR
  • SAT (old)-Verbal/Critical Reading ≥ 480 OR
  • SAT (new)-Reading Test ≥ 26 OR
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension ≥ 61 and WritePlacer ≥ 4

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


Mathematics Placement Guidelines for Quantitative Reasoning (Math 1001) &
Minimum Requirements for College Algebra (Math 1111) with Corequisite 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):

  • High School College Prep GPA ≥ 3.2 OR
  • ACT Mathematics ≥ 17 OR
  • SAT (old)- Mathematics ≥ 400 OR
  • SAT (new)- Math Test ≥ 22 OR
  • Accuplacer Elementary Algebra ≥ 67

Students who do not meet one of the above exemption criteria will take the corequisite 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.


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):

  • High School College Prep GPA ≥ 3.4 OR
  • ACT Mathematics ≥ 20 OR
  • SAT (old)- Mathematics ≥ 470 OR
  • SAT (new)- Math Test ≥ 25.5 OR
  • Accuplacer Elementary Algebra ≥ 79

Students who do not meet one of the above exemption criteria will be eligible for the corequisite 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).

Click here for Learning Support Placement Visualization

Click here to register for the Accuplacer exam