Last reviewed: March 2011
Learning Support (LS) is a generic term for programs designed to prepare students for collegiate work. Institutions must serve students who fall below USG placement standards and have the flexibility to develop more rigorous academic criteria with which their students must comply. Learning Support programs are intended to serve students who are not prepared for core curriculum courses and need additional preparation in reading, mathematics, and/or English (writing). Students who may be served within the LS program are:
- Students who:
- score below the USG-minimum admission requirements on the SAT or ACT; or
- have Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) deficiencies in English or mathematics; or
- are required to take placement testing and score below the minimum scores set for collegiate-level courses. (Note: At institutions where an SAT/ACT score is not required, students are required to take the placement exam if they do not submit an SAT/ACT or ELA score that exempts them from learning support.)
- Students who are determined by the institution to need academic assistance even though they are eligible to be admitted without LS requirements under USG policy.
- Students who elect to enroll in LS courses in order to prepare for Core Curriculum courses.