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GEN 105

What is GEN 105?

GEN105 provides an intervention for college reading. Students who enroll in this course will receive 2 hours each week of supplemented instruction in college reading, critical thinking, and study strategies. Students receive 2 hour of college credit (elective credit only) for GEN 105. Students will receive 3 hours of college credit for successful completion of the general education course section linked to GEN 105.

Students enrolled in GEN105 will attend the general education lecture course for 3 hours each week and will attend GEN 105 for 2 hours each week. Students will attend a total number of 5 hours of class each week for these linked courses.

GEN 105 BIOL Exam Review

Do I need to take GEN 105?

Is your ACT Reading Subscore less than 20?

  • Yes you need GEN 105.

Is your SAT ERWS Subscore less than 480 or SAT Read Subsore less than 25?

  • Yes you need GEN 105.

Is your Accuplacer Next-Gen Reading score less than 244?

  • Yes you need GEN 105.

GEN 105 Courses Offered for Fall 2021

Course Day & Time
4426 GEN 105-01 TTh 10:00am-10:50am
4427 GEN 105-02 MW 1:00pm-1:50pm
4428 GEN 105-03 TTh 11:00am-11:50am
4429 GEN 105-04 TTh 1:00pm-1:50pm
4430 GEN 105-05 MW 10:00am-10:50am
7845 GEN 105-06 MW 11:00am-11:50am
9201 GEN 105-07 Distance ED
  • For Fall 2021, GEN 105 will not be paired with general education content course (BIOL 102, PSYC 201, or HIST 102).

GEN 105 Courses Offered for Spring 2021

Course Day/Time Format
5121 GEN 105-01 TTh 10:00am-10:50am Hybrid
5122 GEN 105-02 TTh 1:00pm-1:50pm Hybrid
7565 GEN 105-03 MW 10:00am-10:50am Hybrid
8787 GEN 105-04 MW 1:00pm-1:50pm Hybrid
8788 GEN 105-05 MW 10:00am-10:50am Remote
  • For spring 2021, GEN 105 will not be paired with general education content course (BIOL 102, PSYC 201, or HIST 102).

Registering for the Accuplacer Next-Gen Reading Exam

Students whose scores on the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading exam are less than 244 will be required to register for GEN 105, Special Topics in Supplemented College Reading during their first academic year.

Registering for the Accuplacer

There are curently 2 options for taking the Accuplacer at the University of Louisville.

All testing charges below will include a one-time annual fee of $5 to RegisterBlast which will be linked to your email address.

Please make sure you use the same email address each time you register so you will not be charged the $5 fee again. You will see the fee breakdown in your cart prior to accepting the charges.

  1. $0 - Accuplacer Appointment w/Testing Services ZOOM (available Monday-Friday 10 am-4pm during pandemic closure)
  2. $25 - Accuplacer Voucher w/Examity, 24/7 at your convenience (night/weekends)
Register for the Accuplacer Exam
How to Register for the Accuplacer Exam
Studying for the Accuplacer

The free ACCUPLACER study app features official practice tests in each subject that you can take on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The format is just like the real ACCUPLACER tests, and you’ll get immediate feedback with answer explanations for both correct and incorrect answers.

Accessing the Accuplacer Study Materials
Step 1: Get the Study App


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Step 2: Create an Accuplacer Study Account

In order to utilize the Accuplacer Study app you will need to create an account with Accuplacer.


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Step 3: Choose the Test Type

The University of Louisville only offers the Accuplacer Next-Generation test. Select the Next-Generation Practice Tests.


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Step 4: Choose which test to study for

Based on the test(s) you need to take, choose the Accuplacer exam you want to practice studying for:

  • Reading
  • Arithmetic
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • Advanced Algebra and Functions

Select Learn As You Go to get immediate feedback or Sample Test to practice taking the Accuplacer.