REACH - University of Louisville

Intervention Courses

REACH provides intervention courses for college mathematics (GEN 103/104) and college reading (GEN105).

The statewide college readiness standards include a 19 ACT Math subscore in college mathematics and a 20 ACT Reading subscore in college reading. In compliance with state law, the university requires that all university first-year, degree-seeking students with less than 24 credit hours who are admitted with mathematic or with reading deficiencies participate in placement testing and course registration as determined by their placement test results.

Eligibility:

ACCUPLACER exams serve as a second predictor of college mathematics and reading readiness. (Visit Testing Service's webpage at http://louisville.edu/testing for more information about ACCUPLACER testing.)

Students with an ACT or SAT Math sub-score that is lower than the requirement for their entry-level (i.e., 100-level) mathematics course should take the ACCUPLACER Next Generation exam in mathematics.

Students with an ACT Reading sub-score less than 20 (or an SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERWS) score that is less than 470) should take the ACCUPLACER Next Generation exam in reading.

GEN 103/104 Placement

Placement in regular GEN 103/104 is based on the following: a minimum ACCUPLACER Next Generation Arithmetic score of 263; a minimum ACT Math sub-score of 19; a minimum SAT Math sub-score of 500; or completion of MAT 65 or other equivalent course.

Placement in supplemented GEN 103 is based on the following: a minimum ACCUPLACER Next Generation Arithmetic score of 250 or completion of MAT 55 or other equivalent course.

Advisors working with students are obliged to assist them in developing an individual schedule of classes that meets this state mandate and university requirement.

Find out more about Gen 103/104: Special Topics in College Mathematics.

Reading COMPASS and GEN 105

Students whose scores on the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading exam are less than 244 (or whose scores on the Kentucky Online Testing (KYOTE) Reading exam are less than 20) will be required to register for GEN 105, Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading during their first academic year. Advisors working with students are obliged to assist them in developing an individual schedule of classes that meets this state mandate and university requirement.

Find out more about Gen 105: Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading.

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