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Learning Support Program

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Mission Statement

The learning support program contributes to the Gordon State College mission by providing supportive access to high quality post-secondary education through improvement of foundational skills.

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Program Goal

The Gordon State College learning support program supports student success in entry-level collegiate course work in math and English.

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Program Outcome

Students exiting learning support courses at Gordon State College will be successful in the next appropriate college-level course in math or English.

A student’s Learning Support requirements are determined through the English Placement Index (EPI) and Math Placement Index (MPI).

English Placement Index (EPI)
Score Course
Below 4230 Co-Requisite: ENGL 0999 / 1101
4230 and higher Gateway Course: ENGL 1101
Math Placement Index--Algebra Track (MPI) [Major requires college algebra]
Score Course
Below 1265 Co-Requisite: MATH 0997 / 1001
1265 and higher Gateway Course: MATH 1111
Math Placement Index--Non-Algebra Track (MPI) [Major does not require college algebra]
Score Course
Below 1265 Co-Requisite: MATH 0997 / 1001
1265 and higher Gateway Course: MATH 1001
What Classes Do I Take:
If you place into ... You are required to take ... Permissible grades are ... Next semester, you'll take ...
English
Co-Requisite-level English ENGL 0999 / ENGL 1101 C or higher in ENGL 1101 Learning Support Requirement Complete
Math
Co-Requisite-level math Algebra Track: MATH 0999 / MATH 1111 D or higher in MATH 1001 or MATH 1111 (higher grades may be required to take the next math course or to be eligible for some programs) Learning Support Completed
Non-Algebra Track: MATH 0997 / MATH 1001 Learning Support Completed

 Any student placed into a co-requisite support section must also take GFYE 0097.

Records for students enrolling at Gordon State College for the first time are located in the Admissions Office, while records for returning students are located in the Registrar’s Office.

Helpful Phone Numbers
Phone Number: 678-359
Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs 5018
Biology & Physical Sciences 5824
Business & Public Service 5194
Education 5468
Fine & Performing Arts 5047
History & Political Science 5125
Humanities 5047
Mathematics & Computer Science 5826
Nursing & Health Sciences 5197
Admissions 5021
Business Office 5010
Counseling 5585
Financial Aid 5990
Learning Support 5282
Registrar 5022

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Placement

Placement in co-requisite support labs is determined by EPI and MPI. Students with an English Placement Index (EPI) and/or Math Placement Index (MPI) score below the thresholds below may elect to take the ACCUPLACER. The scores will be used as an additional measure within the EPI and MPI to determine learning support eligibility.

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Credit

Credit earned in Learning Support courses numbered less than 1000 is strictly institutional. While they are counted toward the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled in any semester, they do not count in a student’s grade point average and does not count toward graduation.

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Policies

The Learning Support program is governed by the policies listed below.

  • During each semester of enrollment, students must first register for all required Learning Support courses before registering for other courses. This policy also applies to part-time students.
  • Students who are required to take Learning Support courses may not register as non-degree students in an effort to defer taking required Learning Support courses.
  • Students with Learning Support requirements must enroll in the Gordon State College First Year Experience course (GFYE 0097) and may not withdraw from the course.
  • Since Learning Support math courses are offered Fall and Spring semesters on the Barnesville campus in the daytime and evening, students who take off-campus courses only are not exempt from taking required Learning Support courses, even if these courses are not available at an off-campus location. Evening students needing English may defer one semester if the course is not offered.
  • Students who are required to take Learning Support courses in English or mathematics may not register as auditors in any such course in that area.
  • 30-Hour Rule: Students who accumulate 30 semester hours or more of college credit and have not successfully completed required Learning Support courses may enroll only in Learning Support courses until all requirements have been successfully completed. Students with transfer credit or credit earned in a certificate or prior degree program who are required to take Learning Support courses for their current degree objectives may earn up to 30 additional hours of college level credit.
  • Overloads: Learning Support students may not register for more than 18 semester hours in any given semester. Overloads will not be approved.
  • Students with Learning Support requirements must enroll only in approved courses. A list of classes approved for learning support students follows:

Courses Approved for Students in Learning Support
Gordon State College – Summer and Fall Terms 2017

Students enrolled in Learning Support courses must enroll in the GFYE (Gordon First Year Experience) course in their first semester.

EPI below 1265

EPI below 4230

MPI below 4230
AND/OR
MPI below 1265

ANTH 1102
ARTS (All below 3000 level)
BIOL 1011
BIOL 1050
BIOL 1111
BIOL 1112
BIOL 2210
BIOL 2211
BUSA 1105
BUSA 2101
BUSA 2106
COMM 1110
COMM 1500
CRJU (All)
EDUC (all below 3000 level)
ENGL (All below 3000 level)
FREN (All)
GEOL (All)
GFYE 0097
HIST 1121, 1121H, 1122
HIST 2111, 2112
HIST 2183
HSIA 2000
HUMN (All)
HUSV 2101
ITEC 2215
LIBR 1001
MATH 0987 or 0989
MATH 0997
MATH 1001 (MATH 0997 also required if MPI < 1265)
MATH 1111 (MATH 0999 also required if MPI < 1265)
MUSC (All except 2510 or 2511)*
PHED (All)
PHIL 2010 or 2020
POLS (All)
PSYC (All below 3000 level)
SOCI (All below 3000 level)
SPAN (All)
THEA (All)

 

 

 

 

ACCT (All)
ANTH 1102
ARTS (All below 3000 level)
BIOL 1011
BIOL 1050
BIOL 1111
BIOL 1112
BIOL 2210
BIOL 2211
BUSA 1105
BUSA 2101
BUSA 2106
BUSA 2120
COMM 1500
CRJU (All)
CSCI (All)
ECON (All)
EDUC 2110
EDUC 2120
EDUC 2401
ENGL 0999
ENGL 1101 (ENGL 0999 also required if EPI < 4230)
GEOL (All)
GFYE 0097
HUMN (All)
ITEC 2215
MATH (All below 3000 level)
MUSC (All except 2510 or 2511)*
PHED (All)
POLS (All)
PSYC 1100
PSYC 1101
PSYC 2101
SOCI (All below 3000 level)
THEA (All except 2205)

ANTH 1102
ARTS (All below 3000 level)
BIOL 1011
BIOL 1050
BIOL 1111
BIOL 1112
BIOL 2210
BIOL 2211
BUSA 1105
BUSA 2101
BUSA 2106
COMM 1500
CRJU (All)
EDUC 2110
EDUC 2120
EDUC 2401
ENGL 0999
ENGL 1101 (ENGL 0999 also required if EPI < 4230)
GEOL (All)
GFYE 0997
HUMN (All)
ITEC 2215
MATH 0987 or 0989
MATH 0997
MATH 1001 (MATH 0997 also required if MPI < 1265)
MATH 1111 (MATH 0999 also required if MPI < 1265)
MUSC (All except 2510 or 2511)*
PHED (All)
POLS (All)
PSYC 1100
PSYC 1101
PSYC 2101
SOCI (All below 3000 level)
THEA (All except 2205)

 Students will not be able to register for approved classes with prerequisites.

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Learning Support Standards of Progress

In addition to the Academic Standards of Progress and in accordance with policies of the University System of Georgia, students enrolled in one or more Learning Support courses (see Learning Support Program in this catalog for more information) must comply with progression requirements of the Learning Support program.

  • Learning Support attempts are cumulative within the University System of Georgia.
  • If students are required to enroll in Learning Support Foundations courses (ENGL 0989, MATH 0987, and/or MATH 0989) they will be given two attempts to pass each course before being placed on Learning Support suspension for a period of one year without the right of appeal.
  • Foundations-level courses completed with passing grades will not count against “attempts.”
  • During each semester of enrollment, a student must first register for all required Learning Support courses before being allowed to register for other courses. This policy also applies to part-time students.
  • Students who have been suspended without completing Learning Support requirements may complete their Learning Support requirements and additional collegiate-level work at SACSCOC-accredited TCSG institutions during the year of suspension.
  • 30-Hour Rule: Students who accumulate 30 semester hours or more of college credit and have not successfully completed required Learning Support courses may enroll only in Learning Support courses until all requirements have been successfully completed. Students with transfer credit or credit earned in a certificate or prior degree program who are required to take Learning Support courses for their current degree objectives may earn up to 30 additional hours of college level credit.

Students who have been suspended from the University System and who wish to re-enter Learning Support Program to complete requirements may have their EPI and MPI recalculated with new test scores after a period of one year, provided no college courses in the University System have been taken during that time. The student will be bound by the most current EPI and MPI as well as the current Learning Support guidelines. Students who do not exempt following retesting may be considered for readmission under the current Learning Support guidelines. Readmitted students are subject to the 30 hour limit on college-level coursework and may take only required Learning Support courses if they had earned 30 credit hours during their previous period(s) of enrollment.

Students who have not been suspended and who wish to re-enter the Learning Support program to complete requirements may have their EPI and MPI recalculated with new test scores if they have not taken any college courses in the University System for a period of one year. Students will be bound by the most current Learning Support guidelines.

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Changing Pathways/Majors

A student who wishes to change his or her pathway to a baccalaureate degree or major must complete the Pathway/Major Change Form available online through the student’s Banner Web account. The form is accessed via the Student menu in Banner Web. Students who make such changes may have to complete additional hours of course work beyond that required by their previous program of study. Failure to provide such notification may result in delayed graduation.

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