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Accuplacer Scores and Placement

The Accuplacer is used for academic placement purposes to determine whether Learning Support (LS) courses are needed. Students with a non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major have the option to take the Accuplacer 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 if valid SAT/ACT Scores are not provided.

If the student chooses not to take the Accuplacer and the exemption criteria for support has not been met, the default placement will be in an entry level collegiate course with corequisite support. Students wishing to attempt to place directly into Corequisite Learning Support Math for STEM majors or into MATH 1111 as a stand-alone math course should schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer. Students may 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 and submitted sufficient ACT or SAT test scores.

Incoming students are placed into LS Placement co-requisite course(s) 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 minimum 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 at prior college or technical institution.
  • Have a graduation date of 2016 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 advisor 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
  • 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 LS Courses
Test Composition-ENGL 1101 non-STEM majors
MATH 1001 or MATH 1101
STEM majors
College Algebra-MATH 1111
Precalculus-MATH 1113 Calculus-MATH 1540
Accuplacer Reading – 237
Writeplacer – 4
Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics – 258 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics – 266    
ACT English – 17 Math – 17 Math – 20 Math – 23 Math – 26
Old SAT
(before Mar 2016)
Critical Reading – 430 Math – 400 Math – 470 Math – 530 Math – 590
New SAT
(Mar 2016 or after)
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing – 480 Math – 440 Math – 510 Math – 560 Math – 610

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)