REACH provides intervention courses for college mathematics (GEN 103/104) and college reading (GEN105).
The state-wide college readiness standards include a 19 ACT Math sub score in college mathematics and a 20 ACT Reading sub score 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.
Compass exams serve as a second predictor of college mathematics and reading readiness. Students with an ACT Math sub score less than 19 (or equivalent SAT math score) must take the Math COMPASS exam. Students with an ACT Math sub score that is 19 or greater (SAT at least 460) but less than what is required for their desired course should take the UofL Mathematics Challenge Placement Exam.
Students with an ACT Reading sub score less than 20 (or an SAT Critical Reading score that is less than 470) MUST take the Reading COMPASS exam.
Math COMPASS and GEN 103/104
Placement in GEN 103/104 is based on the following: a minimum COMPASS ALGEBRA score of 31; completion of MAT 065 or other equivalent course; COMPASS scores not high enough to be eligible for an appropriate general education mathematics course for the intended major. 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 104 GEN 104: Special Topics in College Mathematics and GEN 103 GEN 103: Special Topics in College Mathematics.
Reading COMPASS and GEN105
Students whose scores on the Reading COMPASS exam are less than 85 (or whose scores on the KentuckY Online TEsting (KYOTE) Reading exam are less than 20) will be required to register for GEN105, Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading. 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 GEN105: Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading