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Learning Support

What is Learning Support?

Learning Support (LS) courses are designed to prepare students to be successful when they enter their regular core and occupational classes. Learning Support courses are offered for Writing, Reading, and Math. Learning Support admission (also called “provisional admission”) is granted to students who do not meet regular admission requirements based on placement tests scores. Students in this category are required to enroll in Learning Support classes that are designed to assist students in improving basic writing, reading, and mathematics skills.

Do I need LS classes?

The requirement of LS classes is determined by scores from the Accuplacer Test, Compass test, ASSET test, ACT, or SAT. (All tests must be taken within the past five years.) You can retake the test for a $15 fee. (Applicants for admission must wait 14 days before retesting; students already enrolled in Learning Support must wait 30 days.) There is a limit of the number of times students can retest. See the LTC Learning Support Procedure.

Your acceptance letter will say your admission status is "provisional acceptance" if you are required to take LS classes, and your advisor can help you schedule them.

When should I take LS classes?

It is important and helpful to take LS courses early in your academic plan. We recommend you schedule at least one Learning Support class in your first and second semester or until they are completed. The LS classes are a prerequisite for some college-level courses and will prepare you for success in all your program coursework.

What is the format for these classes?

Lanier Tech’s Learning Support math and English/Reading classes are taught face-to-face. The classes include lecture, discussion, group work, individualized work, projects, and math incorporates the use of manipulatives. Free tutoring is available for additional help at each campus.

What courses are offered?

LS courses are offered in three discipline areas: Mathematics, English, and Reading. The course offerings are Learning Support Mathematics (MATH 0090A/B/C/Q) and Intermediate Reading and Writing (ENGL0988).

Does financial aid cover LS classes?

Yes. Federal financial aid will pay for each LS course up to three times.

Is tutoring available?

Yes. Free tutoring is available. Check with your instructor and the LTC web-site http://www.laniertech.edu/Tutoring.aspx for times and availability.

How do I exit LS?

To exit LS English, the course must be passed with an A, B, or C and pass a final writing essay.

To exit LS reading, the course must be passed with an A, B, or C on a final reading skills exam.

To exit LS math:

  • MATH 1012A must be passed with an A, B, or C for students enrolled in a diploma program that requires MATH 1012.
  • MATH 0090B or MATH 0090C must be passed with an A, B, or C for students enrolled in a diploma program that requires MATH 1013.
  • MATH 0090B or MATH 0090C must be passed with an A, B, or C for students enrolled in a degree programs who will take MATH 1101, 1103, or 1111.

If a student is not successful in MATH 0090B, they should enroll in MATH 0090C the following semester. Students should meet with their advisors before signing up for this class.

Note that LS courses do not count toward GPA or degree credit. They do count towards Financial Aid/Hope, and they appear on transcripts.

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