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Initial Assessment and Placement
Initial Assessment and Placement

This chart shows the minimum requirements for entry into college level courses or where a student would be placed into a Learning Support (LS) based co-requisite course. 

 

1 - beginning Fall 2016.

2 - co-requisite courses for students whose assessment requires math learning support but who are not pursuing STEM majors or algebra for future college-level courses.

3 - co-requisite courses for students whose assessment requires math learning support and who are pursuing STEM majors or algebra for future college-level courses.

4 - co-requisite courses for students whose assessment requires reading learning support. A complete list of the courses that do not require a prerequisite of READ 0562 can be found on the Reading Learning Support webpage.

5 - co-requisite courses for students whose assessment requires writing learning support.

*Students whose assessment results require completion of either Reading or Writing learning support CANNOT register for ENGL 1010, including the ENGL 0510/1010E co-requisite, until they have completed the READ 0562/HUM 262E co-requisite courses. 

*Students whose assessment results require completion of both Reading and Math learning support CANNOT register for the MATH 0530/1530E co-requisite courses until they have completed the READ 0562/HUM 262E co-requisite courses.

All Tennessee Board of Regents colleges and universities require that all first time degree-seeking students undergo assessment using the ACT (students under 21) or COMPASS (for students 21 and older). Transfer students who have not successfully completed college-level mathematics, reading, and writing courses must also undergo assessment. Further information regarding basic skills assessment can be obtained by contacting the Testing Center on the Roane County or Oak Ridge campuses.

Restricted Enrollment

Students whose assessment results require enrollment in Learning Support courses may not enroll in certain college-level courses until they have satisfactorily completed Learning Support. Exceptions to this policy require the approval of the Dean of the college-level course.

Contact: Mike Hill • (865) 882-4654 • hillm@roanestate.edu

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