Learning Support Program

The Learning Support Program (LSP) is for undergraduate students admitted on an exceptions basis who need remedial assistance in the areas of math, reading, and/or writing in order to be ready to take courses in the Core Curriculum.

Perimeter College Learning Support Brochure for Fall 2017

Perimeter College Learning Support Allowable College Courses

SAT/ACT Exemption Information

SAT/ACT scores must be less than 7 years old.

  • SAT Verbal score of 430 or ACT Verbal score of 17 makes a student eligible for English 1101.
  • SAT Math score of 400 or ACT Math score of 17 makes a student eligible for Math 1001 or Math 1101.
  • SAT Math score 650 or an ACT Math score of 29 makes a student eligible for Math 1111.
  • Students who score between a SAT 400/ACT 17 and SAT 650/ACT 29 and need to take Math 1111 must take the ACCUPLACER for placement. Students must score at least an 84 on the ACCUPLACER to move directly into Math 1111.

Entering LSP

Students are placed into the Learning Support Program (LSP) if they meet any of the following conditions:

  • An SAT-Verbal score below 430 or an ACT-Verbal score below 17. Scores must be no more than 7 years old.
  • An SAT-Mathematics below 400 or an ACT-Mathematics below 17. Scores must be no more than 7 years old.
  • Below required scores on the ACCUPLACER placement tests if SAT or ACT scores are not provided.
  • Failure to meet the College Preparatory Curriculum requirements in English or mathematics.
  • The minimum ACCUPLACER scores for direct placement into collegiate level courses for students starting Fall 2017 or after are:
    • Reading 61 (74 Compass equivalent)
    • Writing 4 (60 Compass equivalent)
    • Math Non-STEM 67; STEM 84 (37 Non-STEM, 51 STEM Compass equivalent)

LSP placement and courses

Learning Support placement criteria (Excel file)

It is required that LSP students meet each term with an academic advisor for advice regarding course selection. For this reason, an advisement hold is placed on each LSP student’s record each term. The hold is lifted after the student has seen an advisor and their schedule is approved. Here are the LSP foundation and co-requisite courses offered:

  • English – ENGL 0989 ( Foundations for ENGL Composition)
  • English – ENGL 0999 (Support for ENGL Composition) taken with ENGL 1101
  • Non-STEM Majors – MATH 0987 ( Foundations for Quantitative Reasoning)
  • Non-STEM Majors – MATH 0997 ( Support for Quantitative Reasoning) taken with Math 1001
  • Non-STEM Majors – MATH 0998 (Support for Math Modeling) taken with MATH 1101
  • STEM Majors – MATH 0989 ( Foundations of College Algebra)
  • STEM Majors – MATH 0999 (Support for College Algebra) taken with MATH 1111

LSP courses do not count towards degree requirements or a student’s GPA at Georgia State University. They are, however, used to calculate a GPA for HOPE, Pell and other financial aid awards, and the courses and grades earned appear on a university transcript. LSP courses are graded using the same system as other Georgia State courses.

See the Catalogs for more information on Learning Support.