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Learning Support
Learning Support


Beginning in the summer of 2015 for ENGL 0891/0892, READ 0891/0892 and fall of 2015 for MATH 0891/0892, these courses will no longer be offered in their current form.  All students needing Learning Support will be required to sign up for one of the new co-requisite versions of Math (MLS), Reading (RLS) or Writing Learning Support (WLS).

If you are currently enrolled in an RLS or WLS course and do not complete the mandatory competencies by the end of spring semester you must enroll into one of the new co-requisite sections of ENGL 0510/1010, or READ 0562 / HUM 262 starting in the summer of 2015.  For RLS and WLS some of the work that was completed in previous semester will carry over. 

If you are currently enrolled in a MLS course and do not complete the mandatory competencies by the end of summer semester you must enroll into one of the new co-requisite sections of MATH 0530/1530 starting in the fall of 2015.  For MLS none of the work completed the previous semesters will carry over. If you have completed all required competencies the changes will not affect you.  You may enroll into any college level course that had a Learning Support prerequisite.

Detailed information about MLS, RLS or WLS can be found on their respective webpages.



Taking the placement test for either Math, Reading or Writing Learning Support will allow a student the opportunity to test out of part or all of their Learning Support classes.  The placement test is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended.  The placement test is designed to assess a student’s abilities in the material that is covered within each course.  Beginning in the fall of 2015, placement testing will be available only through the Testing Centers.  For details on when and where placement testing is available, see the document links below. New August testing dates have been added.


Roane County Campus

Oak Ridge Campus

Other Campuses

Testing begins promply at the times that are posted.  Read the the Testing Centers Rules concerning proper identification and a listing of prohibited items during testing prior to arrival. 


  • No course credit is given for testing out of any portion of MLS or WLS.


Learning Support Labs

Beginning in the Fall semester of 2012, Learning Support will have dedicated labs.  The Roane Co. (main) Campus, on the second floor of the Library Building (L-212), and the Oak Ridge Branch Campus in the Coffey Building with a MLS Lab (F-101/102) and a RLS/WLS Lab (B-112).  Web students enrolled in either MATH 0891, 0892 or 1000 are required to take their exams at one of the MLS Labs during the times listed on the MLS - Open Testing Schedule webpage.  Exams cannot be taken at any of the Testing Centers.

Each lab is comprised of multiple desktop workstations.  Faculty, staff and tutors are available to assist the students during normal hours. For answers to any questions or concerns feel free to contact the Learning Support Lab at

More Information

Mathematics Learning Support

Reading Learning Support

Writing Learning Support

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ’s)

Contact Information

If you have any questions about Learning Support please contact:

Mike Hill
Click above for email address
(865) 882-4654

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