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Students with the following test scores are required to take special courses to help ensure their success at USA.

 

 

DEVELOPMENTALSTUDIESSPECIALCOURSEWORK

English Courses

Score

Required If:

DS 014 Writing (3 hours)

*Meetsthe requirement for LAS 100.

 

ACT English Score less than 15 SAT Critical Reading less than 400

LAS 100 Language Arts and Skills (3 hours) (lecture/web-enhanced)

 

ACT English Score less than 19 SAT Critical Reading less than 470

ReadingCourses

Score

Required If:

RDG 152 College Reading (2 hours) (lecture/web-enhanced)

 

ACT Reading Score less than 19 SAT Critical Reading less than 480

RDG 153 Study Skills and College Reading (3 hours) (lecture/web-enhanced)

*Meetsthe requirement for RDG 152.

 

ACT Reading Score less than 15 SAT Critical Reading less than 400

MathCourses

Score

Required If:

DS 082 Introductory Algebra (3 hours) (classroom lab/web-enhanced)

 

Math Placement Exam Score 50-59

*OnlyformajorsrequiringMA112 for which MTH 100 is a prerequisite.

MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra (3 hours) (classroom lab/web-enhanced)

 

Math Placement Exam Score 60-69

*OnlyformajorsrequiringMA112 for which MTH 100 is a prerequisite.

 

  • Registration is limited to 14 semester hours each term (with the exception of student athletes), until all required Developmental Studies courses are completed with a grade of A, B, or C.
  • Enrollment in required courses must begin first semester and continue each semester until all classes are completed with A, B, or C.
  • Failure to complete special required courses with A, B, or C within three semesters of enrollment, or within 36 credit hours attempted, will result in a one semester suspension from the University.