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Structured Learning Assistance (SLA)

Austin Peay State University is honored to have been a pioneer in the SLA program, which is now being adopted by universities across the country. The SLA program initially served students who entered the university with an academic deficiency by providing enhanced co-requisite courses, courses designated with an “E” in the course description. SLA now also supports courses that are known to be challenging to students. These courses are designated with a “S” for success, in the course Description.

Students whose ACT/SAT or ACCUPLACER scores in mathematics, reading, and/or English determined that they should be in an enhanced course will be enrolled in an enhanced “E” sections of the following core classes:

  • ENGL 1010
  • MATH 1010
  • MATH 1530
  • HIST 2010 (for reading)

Enhanced sections are supported with Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) workshops, and require that students meet 5 hours each week, 3 hours for classroom instruction and 2 hours for the Structured Learning Assistance workshops. At APSU at Fort Campbell, students meet 6 hours weekly for classroom instruction and 4 hours weekly for Structured Learning Assistance workshops.

For further information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page. Students, parents, and other institutions may contact the SLA Coordinator. Lois Jones,  with other questions they may have about the SLA program.