College of Applied Studies and Academic Success (CASAS)
The University offers nine developmental courses to students who need assistance with some of the basic skills required in order to be successful in college. Based upon a placement assessment that combines SAT, ACT, and High School GPA with appropriate Liberty placement test results, if they are accepted on Academic Caution or Probation or if they cannot provide test scores, students may be required to complete the appropriate developmental courses listed below:
This policy is designed to help students achieve demonstrated foundational competencies for college success.
Definition of Glossary Terms
Developmental Courses: A pre-college level course to develop skills needed in reading, writing, English, Math, and study skills.
CASAS: Center for Academic Support and Advising Services
CGS: College of General Studies
Academic Caution: Students with SAT scores less than 480, ACT scores less than 18, and HS GPA’s less than 3.0 (looking at the combination of scores) could be placed on Academic Caution. Students on Academic Caution are limited to taking 14 credit hours and must take a MENT 100 or 101 course (or CLST course that is deemed appropriate).
Math Placement Score: Calculated formula that takes into consideration Math Assessment score, SAT/ACT score(s), and HS GPA.
Math Placement for Math 100: Placement score below 70
Math Placement for Math 110: Placement score between 70-74
English Placement Score: Calculated formula that takes into consideration English Assessment score, SAT/ACT score(s), and HS GPA
English Placement into ENGL 100: Placement score below 70
A query is made of all students placed on Academic Caution. Dave Bellows will then place each student into the appropriate MENT or CLST course.
For math and English, once the students take the assessment test, the students are informed automatically what ENGL or MATH course to take and prerequisites are set in place so students cannot register for what they do not qualify for.
For math and English, this is done automatically with the placement scores. The system will not let students register for courses they are not qualified to take. For Academic Caution, queries are submitted right before school starts to see what caution students do not have MENT or CLST on their schedules. Those who do not, Dave Bellows will make the adjustment.
If a student transfers in with a similar course, the student may be exempt from taking the required developmental course.
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