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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 4 options for taking the Accuplacer at the University of Louisville.

WAIVER (take it for free): Must meet qualifications for free and reduced lunch. Contact Testing Services at 502-852-6606 for verification and scheduling.

IN-PERSON: Scheduled by appointment Monday – Friday between 7am – 5pm. For local students and those without computer access. $15

ONLINE (Zoom): Reserved for out of town students ONLY. Scheduled by appointment Monday – Friday between 7am-5pm EST (Louisville Time). $15

ANYTIME (through Examity): 24/7 at your convenience, including weekends.

  1. Make sure you have a computer, web cam, high speed internet connection, and private, undisturbed environment to test.
  2. Go to http://accuplacer.org and click on VERIFY SYSTEM at the bottom of the page to verify your computer meets minimum specifications before selecting this option. If it does, return to this screen and click the link on the next line to request your voucher.
  3. Click here to request your voucher number before scheduling test. Allow up to 2 business days to receive your voucher. If you haven't received the voucher after 2 business days, please call Testing Services at 502-852-6606 to request the voucher processing.
  4. After you receive your voucher by email from Accuplacer, you will be directed to the Examity website to schedule.
  5. You will be required to create an account with Examity and then pay the $25 fee to schedule your future appointment.
  6. Follow the directions in your appointment confirmation email to log in to take your test.
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.

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