Learning Support Program

Within the context of admission to the University, incoming students, typically non-traditional students, whose academic and/or testing records indicate the need for additional, non-credit work in English and mathematics, may be admitted with the condition that they contact the North Georgia Testing Office and schedule the COMPASS Placement Test, then based upon the scores, possibly complete certain Learning Support courses. Admitted students cannot take regular curriculum credit courses which require the content or skills of Learning Support courses without specific approval of their academic advisor, and such students will be given the opportunity to "test-out" of the Learning Support Program by achieving satisfactory scores on the COMPASS Placement Tests, offered by the North Georgia Testing Office, prior to the start of classes. Students who successfully "test-out" may be transferred to regular academic status. The Learning Support Program is discussed at length in the "Academic Support Programs" section of this bulletin.