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, must meet the University System of Georgia's minimum COMPASS scores for admission to the university. The COMPASS test scores will then be used to determine placement into certain Learning Support courses. Placement testing must occur before an admission decision can be made. North Georgia will not admit students who test into all three areas of learning support (reading, English, math.) 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.