Learning Support Advising
Learning Support Advising
The following rules apply to both Learning Support English and Mathematics:

Students with Learning Support holds must sign up for required courses every semester until they have exited from Learning Support.

Exiting from Learning Support is achieved by passing a Gateway class in the area of the hold. The Gateway course for English is ENGL 1101, and the Gateway courses for mathematics are MATH 1001 for students on the Statistics Path and MATH 1111 for students on the Calculus Path.

Given a student is placed into the Gateway course and its corequisite support class, if the student does not pass the Gateway course, he or she must sign up for both the Gateway and the corequisite Support course the next semester. If the student fails the Support class but passes the Gateway course, the student has successfully exited Learning Support in that area and does not have to repeat either course.

Students placed into Learning Support must take FCST 1010 in their first semester at the college. If the student does not successfully complete FCST 1010, he or she must take it again each semester until passed. For Learning Support students, FCST 1010 will satisfy the required additional physical education requirement for graduation.

Students who have accumulated 18 or more credit hours and have not successfully completed their Foundations Course(s) may only register for 2 classes each semester, including the required Foundations Course(s).

Students who have accumulated 30 or more credit hours and have not successfully completed one Gateway Course may only register for up to 8 credit hours each semester, including any required Gateway and corequisite courses.

Students who have accumulated 30 or more credit hours and have not successfully completed either Gateway Course may only register for the required Gateway and corequisite courses.

Due to prerequisite restrictions on many courses, students in Learning Support are limited in the course they may take. When advising, check the following chart to find appropriate courses: http://www2.highlands.edu/inc/files/userfiles/2723daecc57eb272dLSCourseOptions.docx
English
Placement into Learning Support English
English Placement Index Score 

Below 3818 
ENGL 0989 Required 
From 3818 to 4229 
Both ENGL 0999 and ENGL 1101 Required 
4230 or Above 
Exited from Learning Support English 
For students placed into Foundations level English (ENGL 0989):
 If the student passes ENGL 0989 with a grade of B or higher, the student must take ENGL 1101 the next semester.
 If a student passes ENGL 0989 with a grade of C, the student must take BOTH ENGL 1101 AND ENGL 0999 the next semester.
 If a student fails or withdraws from ENGL 0989, the student must repeat ENGL 0989 the next semester.
For students in the English support course (ENGL 0999):
 Students must take ENGL 0999 and ENGL 1101 with the same instructor. Make sure to check notes in course listings.
Mathematics
Pathways
Students are placed into one of two Mathematics Pathways, the Statistics Pathway or the Calculus Pathway, according to the math needed for their major.
Statistics Pathway
The Statistics Pathway is recommended for the following majors:
 Art
 Communications
 Criminal Justice
 Economics
 English
 Foreign Languages
 General Studies (NonSTEM concentration)
 History
 Journalism
 Music
 Philosophy
 Psychology
 Sociology
 Teacher Education Early Childhood
 Teacher Education Middle Grades (nonmathematics concentration)
 Teacher Education  Special Education
 Teacher Education  Secondary Education (nonSTEM concentration)
 Human Services  Career Program
 Dental Hygiene  Career Program
 Nursing  Career Program (Associate Degree with GHC)
Placement into Learning Support Math Statistics Pathway
Math Placement Index Score 

Below 1115 
MATH 0987 Required 
From 1115 to 1164 
Both MATH 0997 and MATH 1001 Required 
1165 or Above 
Exited from Learning Support Mathematics 
For students placed into Foundations level mathematics on the Statistics Pathway (MATH 0987):
 If the student passes MATH 0987, the student must take MATH 1001 the next semester.
 If a student fails or withdraws from MATH 0987, the student must repeat MATH 0987 the next semester.
Calculus Pathway
The Calculus Pathway is required for the following majors (unless otherwise noted):
 Agriculture
 Dental Hygiene  Transfer Program
 Biology
 Business Administration* (STEM Pathway recommended not required)
 Chemistry
 Computer Information Systems
 Computer Science
 General Studies (STEM, Health Sciences or Business concentration)
 Geology
 Health Information Management
 Mathematics
 Medical Technology
 Music Business (recommended not required)
 Nursing  Transfer Program
 Occupational Therapy
 Physician's Assistant
 Physics
 Political Science (recommended not required)
 PrePharmacy
 PrePhysical Therapy
 Respiratory Therapy
 PreProfessional Programs(Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine, Veterinarian)
 Teacher Education Middle Grades (Mathematics concentration)
 Teacher Education  Secondary Education (STEM concentration)
Placement into Learning Support Math Calculus Pathway
Math Placement Index Score 

Below 1115 
MATH 0989 Required 
From 1115 to 1264 
Both MATH 0999 and MATH 1111 Required 
1265 or Above 
No LS Requirement 
For students placed into Foundations level mathematics on the Calculus Pathway (MATH 0989):
 If the student passes MATH 0989, the student must take BOTH MATH 1111 AND MATH 0999 the next semester.
 If a student fails or withdraws from MATH 0989, the student must repeat MATH 0989 the next semester.
Learning Support Waivers
In special cases, a student may be granted a onetimeonly Learning Support Waiver.
 Waivers must be requested through the Office of Academic Support.
 Waiver forms can be found here.
 Send completed forms to Office of Academic Support on the Rome campus.
 Waivers will be given for the following reason only:
 The course is not offered on the student’s campus that semester.
 The course is only offered at a time that the student cannot attend.
 All available sections of the course are full.
 Students may not request a waiver for the following reasons:
 Student wishes to have an all online schedule.
 Student doesn’t like the subject.
 Students may only be granted one waiver from the college in their academic career. This means that if the student waives LS English, he or she may not waive LS math, etc. This also means that the student MUST take their required LS the next semester, or they will not be allowed to take any classes.

Keep the following in mind when discussing a waiver request with a student:
 The course may not be offered at a more convenient time the next semester. Fewer sections of courses are offered in Spring, and fewer still are offered in Summer.
 Waivers are one time only. If a student waives a course this semester, he or she must take it the next or not be allowed to take any classes.
 Students that have accumulated enough credit hours and have not exited Learning Support will be restricted on their course load.
 Learning Support classes are prerequisites to many college courses, and the student may be limited in what courses they will be able to take the next semester.