Learning Support

ABOUT 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.

Learning Support Placement Visualization

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 ≥ 17 OR
  • SAT (old)-Verbal/Critical Reading ≥ 430 OR
  • SAT (new)-Reading Test ≥ 24 OR
  • Classic Accuplacer Reading Comprehension ≥ 61 and WritePlacer ≥ 4 OR
  • Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading ≥ 237 and WritePlacer ≥ 4

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

Math 1001 or Math 1111 with Co-Requisite Placement

Mathematics Placement Guidelines for Quantitative Reasoning (Math 1001) & Minimum Requirements for College Algebra (Math 1111) with Co-requisite 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 co-requisite 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
  • Classic Accuplacer Elementary Algebra ≥ 67 OR
  • Next-Generation Accuplacer QAS ≥ 258

Students who do not meet one of the above exemption criteria will take the co-requisite 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.

Math 1111 Placement

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
  • Classic Accuplacer Elementary Algebra ≥ 79 OR
  • Next-Generation Accuplacer QAS ≥ 266

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

Accuplacer Test Information

There is no cost to take the Accuplacer the first time for those who have applied to ABAC. A $30 testing fee is required for each additional attempt.

  • Students can take the placement exam a maximum of three times.
  • See ‘Remote Placement Testing” below to take the placement exam at another institution.
  • Any retest must be completed before you attend the first day of class. Retesting is not allowed after classes begin.

Additional resources regarding the Accuplacer test can be found below. Register online for Tifton, Bainbridge, and Blakely. For testing in Donalsonville, contact Molly Day at Molly.Day@abac.edu or 229.891-7235. For testing in Moultrie, contact Jena Willis at jwillis@abac.edu or 229.891.7235

Remote Placement Testing

Want to test at a school other than ABAC? Follow these instructions: 1. Register through the link below to take a placement test at another institution. 2. Once you’ve registered, the ABAC Testing Center will email you within 48 hours (excluding weekends) to provide additional information and study material. 3. After your test is completed you will be contacted by email within 48 hours (excluding weekends) to discuss your result.

Request Placement Scores

To request ABAC Placement Exam scores to be sent to another college, fill out the form found at the link below. Contact the Testing Center at 229.391.4817 or testing@abac.edu if you have any questions about this process.