Learning Support

Learning Support

The Learning Support courses provide students with an opportunity to strengthen their skill levels in English, reading and mathematics. Classroom instruction is accompanied by laboratory experiences, tutoring and academic testing as needed. For a description of these courses, see "Student Academic Assistance" under "Course Descriptions".

Students required to enroll in Learning Support courses have demonstrated deficiencies in English, reading, and mathematics as indicated by their performance on the Computer Assisted Adaptive Assessment (COMPASS) test as designated by the University System of Georgia (USG). Scores on the COMPASS test determine placement in Learning Support courses.

Entering students who fall into this category are University College, limited admit, presidential exception and non-traditional students. These students may be required to take one or more of parts of the COMPASS placement test.
 
University College (UC) students are students with pre-college deficiencies who would normally attend a two-year college and then transfer to a state university.

Non-traditional students are students who graduated from high school at least five years or more prior to entering college and/or who have completed up to 15 college credits. These students are exempt from the SAT/ACT admission criteria.

Limited admit students are students who did not meet regular admissions requirements.

Presidential exceptions are recent high school graduates who in rare circumstances are granted admission to the University by the President, and may receive exceptions to the regular admission requirements.

Policies and Requirements:

Students who fail to satisfy either portion of the COMPASS admissions/placement examinations must enroll in corresponding Learning Support courses in mathematics, reading and/or English according to the chart below.

COMPASS Passing Score Requirements

 

The minimum passing score for the COMPASS Test:

COMPASS TEST

MINIMUM PASSING SCORES

English

60

Reading

74

Math (Algebra)

37

For more Testing information, please click on Testing tab.

Learning Support Faculty


Crystal Locke, Instructor, Reading
Whiting Hall, Room 257
912-358-3491
lockec@savannahstate.edu

Yvonne Warren, Assistant Professor, English
Whiting Hall, Room 262
912-358-3473
warreny@savannahstate.edu

Vivien Harris- Murphy, Instructor, English and Reading
Whiting Hall, Room 264
912-358-3493
murphyv@savannahstate.edu

Dr. Jack Albertson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Whiting Hall, Room 265

912-358-4478

albertsonj@savannahstate.edu

Phat Hong, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Whiting Hall, Room 266

912-358-3495

hongp@savannahstate.edu