Learning Support Policies

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OUE) administers the Learning Support (LS) Program. College preparatory courses (for non-academic credit) are offered in mathematics and English for students who need further preparation to be successful in English, mathematics, and related courses.

Georgia Tech uses benchmark scores earned via the SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or ACT (English and Math) to determine placement in Learning Support. Students who score below a 24 on the SAT Reading Test (or 17 on the ACT English) will be required to complete the LS program for English. Students who score below a 26.5 on the SAT Math Test (or 21 on the ACT Math) will be required to complete the LS program for Math. Students may be required to complete the LS program for both English and Math. Georgia Tech will consider the higher of the SAT and ACT scores when determining LS placement.

Students who are required by the Institute to take courses in the Learning Support Program will be notified in writing. They must then register for a co-requisite class to a college level course. Students placing into learning support for English will be required to take ENGL 0999 in conjunction with ENGL 1101. Students

Students placing into learning support for English will be required to take ENGL 0999, a three-hour (non-academic credit), course designed to reinforce critical reading and communications concepts concurrently with ​ENGL 1101, a three-hour course.

Students placing into learning support for math will be required to take MATH 0999, a two-hour (non-academic credit), course designed to reinforce basic mathematical concepts, concurrently with MATH 1111, College Algebra, a four-hour course. 

MATH 0999 and ​ENGL 0999 are not college level classes and cannot be applied to degree requirements, including free electives.

Students will have completed their learning support requirement when they have passed the college level course ENGL 1101 or MATH 1111 with a grade of D or better. Students who do not pass ENGL 1101 or MATH 1111 will be required to take the co-requisite class ENGL 0999 or MATH 0999 as well. Students will continue to take the combination of courses until they have passed the college level course, ENGL 1101 or MATH 1111. There is no limit to the number of times these classes and the corresponding co-requisite may be attempted.

The learning support requirements program should be completed as soon as possible after matriculation to Georgia Tech. Students should work with advisors to determine the best timing for these requirements.

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