Atlanta Metropolitan State College
College Placement & Learning Support
The Registrar may grant Advanced Placement credit toward graduation for some courses to those students who present Advanced Placement Test scores of at least three (3) points from the College Entrance Examination Board. Please contact the Office of Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions concerning these scores.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is required to do college placement for English and Mathematics? The Board of Regents (BOR) policy states that students seeking certificates or seeking to enter programs leading to the associate or baccalaureate degree must be evaluated for LS placement in English (reading/writing) and Mathematics
What is Learning Support? The Learning Support (LS) Program is a Board of Regents initiated program of courses and advisement designed to help students build the foundational skills needed for success in college-level courses. Students enrolling in LS courses at Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) will have a program of study specifically designed to fulfill their unique learning needs.
Which Learning Support (LS) courses are offered at AMSC? AMSC offers two levels of LS in English and in Mathematics. The lower (Foundations) level courses are four-credit-hour courses designed to provide foundational skills in English and Mathematics. They are listed in the College catalog as ENGL 0989 (Foundations for English Compositions), MATH 0988 (Foundations for Mathematical Modeling), and MATH 0989 (Foundations for College Algebra).
The upper-level LS courses are one-credit-hour laboratories that are designed to provide supplemental "just-in-time" support for college level English and Mathematics. They are listed in the College catalog as ENGL 0999 (Support for English Composition 1); MATH 0998 (Support for Introduction to Mathematical Modeling); and MATH 0999 (Support for College Algebra).
Who exempts Learning Support English placement at AMSC? Students who transfer in credit for English 1101 or students who have a current ACT Verbal score of at least 17 or a current SAT critical reading score of at least 430 are exempt from LS English placement.
Who exempts Learning Support Mathematics placement at AMSC? Students who transfer in credit for college-level Mathematics, or students who have a current ACT Mathematics score of at least 17 or a current SAT Mathematics score of at least 400 are exempt from LS Mathematics placement.
What is the option for students who do not exempt Learning Support placement? Students who do not exempt LS English placement must take BOTH the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension AND the WritePlacer English Examinations. Students who do not exempt LS Mathematics placement must take the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Examination.
The results of the Accuplacer Examinations along with a current high school Grade Point Average (if available), current ACT score (if available), or current SAT score (if available) will be used to generate an English Placement Index (EPI), and/or a Mathematics Placement Index (MPI). Students are then placed in English and/or Mathematics based on the EPI and/or MPI score ranges listed in the following tables.
|ENGLISH PLACEMENT USING the EPI
|EPI 4320 or Higher (NO LS REQUIREMENT)
Register for: THE GATEWAY ENGLISH COURSE
ENGL 1101 (English Composition 1)â€”3 credits
Register for: THE UPPER LEVEL CO-REQUISITE LEARNING SUPPORT ENGLISH COURSES
ENGL 1101 (English Composition 1)--3 credits and ENGL 0999 (Support for English Composition 1)â€”the 1 credit co-requisite laboratory
Register for: THE FOUNDATIONS LEVEL LEARNING SUPPORT ENGLISH COURSE
ENGL 0989 (Foundations for English Composition 1) 4 credits
What's new in Mathematics? Depending on your major, Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (MATH 1101) may be used towards graduation. However, Most Majors require College Algebra. To be sure that you register for the correct Mathematics Pathway there are three considerations: (1) your major at AMSC, (2) if College Algebra is required as a pre-requisite for a course you may need in the future, and (3) if College Algebra is required at the school you may transfer to. To be sure, that you register for the correct Math class, See an Advisor in the CENTER FOR ADVISING AND ACCADEMIC SUCCESS (CAAS) on the third floor of the library building to ensure that you register for the correct Math sequence.
**Mathematics placement is based on the student's major at the time of admission.
|MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT USING the MPI
|MPI 1265 or Higher (No LS Courses Required)
Register for: YOUR GATEWAY MATHEMATICS COURSE DEPENDING ON YOUR MAJOR AND/OR THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INSTITUTION YOU WILL TRANSFER TO
MATH 1111 (College Algebra)--3 credits
MATH 1101 (Introduction to Mathematical Modeling)--3 credits
Register for: MATH 1101 ONLY
MATH 1101 (INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL MODELING) 3 credits
**Note: In this MPI score range, students who do not need College Algebra as either a part of their program of study, or as a pre-requisite to another class, or at the institution they may transfer to, can exempt Learning Support Mathematics placement by enrolling in MATH 1101 without taking the LS MATH 0998 Laboratory requirement. However, if at any point in their academic career passing or exempting College Algebra is required, the student must satisfy the College Algebra requirement either by passing the Departmentâ€™s Mathematics Challenge Examination, or by enrolling in College Algebra (MATH 1111) and passing it with the required grade listed in the College catalog.
Register for: THE UPPER LEVEL, CO-REQUISITE LEARNING SUPPORT MATHEMATICS COURSES
Choose a pathway depending of your major and/or the requirements of the institution you will transfer to.
MATH 1111 (College Algebra)--3 credits
MATH 0999 (Support for College Algebra)--1 credit co-requisite laboratory
MATH 1101 (Introduction to College Algebra)--3 credits
MATH 0998 (Support for Mathematical Modeling)--1 credit co-requisite laboratory
Register for: THE FOUNDATIONS LEVEL LEARNING SUPPORT MATHEMATICS COURSE
Choose a math pathway depending on your major and/or the requirements of the institution you will transfer to.
MATH 0988 (Foundations for Mathematical Modeling)--4 credits)
MATH 0989 (Foundations for College Algebra)--4 credits
depending on your major and the requirement of the institution you will transfer to
What is an option for improving oneâ€™s placement score prior to acceptance to AMSC?
Atlanta Metropolitan State College offers English and Mathematics Pre-Matriculation (Pre-Mat) classes that provide background reviews in Mathematics, Reading and Writing. Students who wish to increase their Accuplacer exam scores prior to admission are encouraged to participate in the Pre-MAT classes. For information about the Pre-Mat classes, follow the Pre/Post-Mat link at the Collegeâ€™s webpage.
Take the ACCUPLACER Placement Exam Seriously.
Prepare for the ACCUPLACER Placement Exam(s) by viewing www.act.org and other COMPASS websites.
What is an option for improving theACCUPLACER score? Atlanta Metropolitan State College offers a "boot camp" designed to prepare students for success on the English, Mathematics, and Reading placement exams. The program is called Pre-Matriculation or Pre-MAT. For more information on Pre-MAT visit the campus website.
Dr. Curtis Bailey
AMSC Testing Center
Academic Advising Center