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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Learning Support

Freshmen and Transfer Freshmen Applicants who do not meet KSU’s Freshman Index Cut-Score, Non-Traditional (Adult Learner) students, and identified Talented Students who are admitted to KSU with Learning Support requirements will be served through designated KSU/GHC Enrollment Pathways. The Office of the Registrar will facilitate enrollment to Learning Support courses for these student populations. 

Grades received in learning support courses (0989, 00998, 0999) are not included in the calculation of a student’s grade point average (Institutional or cumulative). Failing grades in these courses will be considered for the purpose of determining satisfactory progress.

Learning Support Attempts and Exit

  1. An attempt is defined as an institutional credit course in which a student receives any grade or symbol except “W” or “WM.”
  2. If students do not complete requirements for Foundations-level mathematics in two attempts, they will be suspended for a calendar year. Suspended students may be considered for readmission before the end of one year if they can provide evidence that they have taken measures to improve their skills.
  3. Students who have been suspended from the institution 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. 
  4. There are no limits on attempts in corequisite Learning Support courses. However, students who have accumulated a maximum of 30 semester hours of college-level credit at KSU and have not successfully completed required Learning Support courses may enroll only in Learning Support courses until requirements are 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. After earning the additional hours, such students may enroll in Learning Support courses only.
  5. Students will exit Learning Support by successfully passing (as defined by the Institution) the corresponding Area A collegiate-level course.

Students engaged in degree-credit courses before the completion of their learning support requirements will be subject to the requirements of satisfactory scholarship in both types of courses simultaneously. Once the learning support requirements are met, a student’s academic standing will be judged solely on the basis of his or her Institutional grade point average for degree credit courses.

Mathematics Placement Policy

Students seeking to enroll in the following courses without taking pre-requisite courses may do so under the following conditions: 

MATH 1112   
  • High school GPA ≥ 2.8 AND
  • ACT math score ≥ 23 or SAT math score ≥ 570 (540 if taken prior to March 2016)
MATH 1113  
  • High school GPA ≥ 3.0 AND
  • ACT math score ≥ 25 or SAT math score ≥ 590 (570 if taken prior to March 2016)


MATH 1190  
  • High school GPA ≥ 3.2 AND
  • ACT math score ≥ 26 or SAT math score ≥ 620 (600 if taken prior to March 2016)


MATH 1160  
  • High school GPA ≥ 3.2 AND
  • ACT math score ≥ 26 or SAT math score ≥ 620 (600 if taken prior to March 2016)