What are "enhanced" core courses?
Enhanced sections of core mathematics and English courses are designed for those students who enter APSU with ACT/SAT scores, which formerly would have placed them in developmental courses that carried no university-level credit and, therefore, did not apply toward a degree. The enhanced core courses meet 3 hours each week. In addition, students enrolled in enhanced courses must participate in Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) two hours each week. This approach is approved under the TBR A-100 guidelines that address requirements for students who have low ACT/SAT or COMPASS scores in mathematics, English, and reading. By enrolling in enhanced sections of core English and mathematics courses, students will accomplish two goals: (1) complete the core requirement in mathematics and English; and, (2) satisfy the TBR requirement to address mathematics and/or writing deficiencies.
What is Structured Learning Assistance (SLA)?
Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) provides additional instruction related to an enhanced course and engages students in activities to address mathematics. reading, and writing deficiencies that impair their chances to successfully complete core mathematics, English, and other courses. SLA leaders, who conduct the SLA workshops, attend each meeting of the core classes that are paired with the SLA sections for which they provide leadership, design the workshops, and work regularly with the course instructor.
Who must enroll in SLA supported Courses?
Students with the following ACT, SAT, or COMPASS scores in mathematics, reading, and English must enroll in enhanced sections of mathematics, history, and English core courses in order to comply with the Tennessee Board of Regents A-100 Guideline.
|Subject||ACT||SAT||COMPASS||TBR Approved Placement|
Algebra: less than 38
MATH 1010E or 1530E
Writing: less than 77
Reading: less than 83
Do students have to pay extra for SLA?
Students pay the same tuition for enhanced courses as they would for non-enhanced courses. They also pay a small fee to cover the cost of the workshops.
What benefits do Enhanced Mathematics, History, and English courses supported by SLA offer?
What happens in SLA workshops?