What is Learning Support?
At KSU, we understand certain courses may present challenges to students. To better serve our students, we have instituted a process of identifying students that would benefit from additional support in Math or English called Learning Support.
Learning Support courses are 1-hour credit courses which prepare students to be successful in their required ENGL, MATH and/or STAT courses. The co-requisite courses must be taken in conjunction with a specified credit level course. Keep reading for more information on Learning Support requirements and how to satisfy or be exempted from them.
How are Learning Support Requirements Evaluated?
Incoming students are evaluated using the following:
- High School GPA
- SAT and/or ACT Scores
- Transfer Credits
- Transfer GPA is NOT considered.
Where Do I Start? (New Students)
Be on the lookout for an email from Success Advising. We will contact you with information regarding Learning Support and a link to schedule an pre-orientation advising session with a Learning Support advisor.
- Contact LSAdvising@kennesaw.edu with any questions or concerns.
Where Do I Start? (Current Students)
Please contact your degree advisor for more information on your Learning Support requirements and to secure overrides into Learning Support courses. Your degree advisor will assist you in choosing the best option for you and your degree plan.
Exempting Learning Support
What are the Learning Support Co-Requisite requirements?
What is a Learning Support Hold?
Students who fail to meet their Learning Support requirements at the end of any term will receive a hold on their registration and must meet with an academic advisor to discuss enrollment in Learning Support for the next term.
Once a student has earned over 30 credit hours at Kennesaw State University without having met their Learning Support requirement, they will not be eligible to enroll in any other coursework until Learning Support has been satisfied or exempted.
Types of Holds
- LE: Learning Support English
- LM: Learning Support Math
- LS: Learning Support Co-Requisite
- LR: Learning Support Reading
Contact LSAdvising@kennesaw.edu for any additional questions on holds.
How will I register for my Learning Support requirements?
If you do not exempt Learning Support requirements through the ACCUPLACER or transfer credit you will receive information identifying your current Learning Support requirements and about attending an advising session with our Senior Academic Advisor, Audra Bishop, prior to your orientation.
If you are attending Orientation: You will be contacted directly by Ms. Bishop to schedule a one-on-one advising session to discuss your LS needs prior to your orientation. Your LS hold(s) will then be removed prior to orientation so you may register. Keep an eye on your student email account for important messages.
If you are NOT attending Orientation: You will be contacted directly by Ms. Bishop to schedule a one-on-one advising session to discuss your LS needs prior to your registration period. Your LS hold(s) will then be removed prior to your registration opening so you may register. Keep an eye on your student email account for important messages.
If you are a Current or Returning Student: Please contact your degree advisor for more information. Click Here for a Complete List of Academic Advisors.
What if I am only flagged for MATH 1111 Learning Support, but I am in a major that also accepts STAT 1401 or MATH 1001 in General Education?
Take STAT 1401 or MATH 1001 first! Some majors (think humanities, arts, social sciences, etc.) only require students take MATH 1001 and STAT 1401 to satisfy General Education requirements.
For those students who were only flagged for MATH 1111, start with STAT 1401 or MATH 1001 and successfully pass the course to exempt yourself from MATH 1111 Learning Support requirements.
Before enrolling, double check with your degree advisor and DegreeWorks that STAT 1401 or MATH 1001 are options for your General Education requirements.
If you are in a STEM or business major that requires higher levels of math, please consult with your advisor about registering for Learning Support, or other possible routes for exemption.