Placement Exam

Accuplacer Scores and Placement

Entering Learning Support Co-requisite

The Accuplacer is used for placement purposes to determine whether Learning Support courses are needed. Students with a non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major have the option to take the AccuPlacer Reading, WritePlacer, and Elementary Algebra to exempt Learning Support placement if valid SAT/ACT Scores are not provided. Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major are strongly encouraged to take the Accuplacer Reading, WritePlacer, and Elementary Algebra if valid SAT/ACT Scores are not provided.

If the student chooses not to take the Accuplacer and exemption criteria for support is not met, the default placement will be in an entry level collegiate course with corequisite support. Exception: students wishing to enroll in MATH 1111 College Algebra with or without corequisite Learning Support, must take the Mathematics Placement Test (Accuplacer Math) unless they have met the criteria for direct placement into MATH 1111 with or without corequisite Learning Support. Students may also exempt Learning Support placement in English and/or Math if they have earned a grade of “C” or better in a collegiate level English and/or Math course from a qualified post-secondary institution.Learning Support co-requiste courses are for undergraduate students admitted who did not exempt via test scores and need remedial assistance in the areas of math, reading, and/or writing in order to be ready to take courses in the Core Curriculum.

Incoming students are placed into the Learning Support Placement co-requisite course if they meet any of the following conditions:

  • For all majors - An SAT-Reading score below 480, ACT-Verbal score below 17. Scores must be no more than 7 years old.
    • For non-STEM Majors - An SAT-Math score below 440 or an ACT-Mathematics below 17. Scores must be no more than 7 years old.
    • For STEM Majors - An SAT-Math score below 510 or an ACT-Mathematics below 20. Scores must be no more than 7 years old.
  • Failure to meet required exit scores on the Accuplacer placement tests if SAT or ACT scores are not provided. Scores must be no more than 1 year old.
  • Failure to meet the Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) requirements in English or Mathematics.
  • Failure to exit co-requisite course are prior college or technical institution.
  • Have a graduation date of 2015 or prior AND does not have qualifying SAT/ACT scores or has no attempted college credit 

Learning Support Co-requisite Courses

It is required that Learning Support students meet each term with an academic advisor for advice regarding course selection. For this reason, an advisement hold is placed on each student’s record each term. The hold is lifted after the student has passed the course and no longer in co-requisite courses. Please see below for the co-requisite courses offered:

  • English – ENGL 0999 (Support for ENGL Composition) taken with ENGL 1101
  • Business Majors – MATH 0998 (Support for Math Modeling) taken with Math 1101
  • Non-STEM Majors – MATH 0997 (Support for Quantitative Reasoning) taken with Math 1001
  • STEM Majors – MATH 0999 (Support for College Algebra) taken with MATH 1111

Test Requirements to Exit Learning Support

Test Required for ENGL 1101 Required for non-STEM majors
MATH 1001 or MATH 1101
Required for STEM majors
MATH 1111
ACT English – 17
Math – 17
English – 17
Math – 17
English – 17
Math – 20
(before Mar 2016)
Critical Reading – 430
Math – 400
Critical Reading – 430
Math – 400
Critical Reading – 430
Math – 470
(Mar 2016 or after)
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing – 480
Math – 440
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing – 480
Math – 440
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing – 480
Math – 510
Next-Generation Accuplacer
(Jan 28 2019 or later)
Reading – 237
Writeplacer – 4
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics - 258
Reading – 237
Writeplacer – 4
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics – 258
Reading – 237
Writeplacer – 4
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics – 266

Learning Support co-requisite courses do not count towards degree requirements or a student’s GPA at East Georgia State College. They are, however, used to calculate a GPA for HOPE, Pell and other financial aid awards, and the courses and grades earned appear on a college transcript. Learning Support co-requisite courses are graded using the same system as other East Georgia State courses.

Please see the Catalog for more information on Learning Support courses.

Mathematics Pathways and Prerequisite Information for the University System of Georgia (USG)