The Learning Support Department provides an opportunity for under-prepared students to develop or refine skills and knowledge in the areas of English, reading, and mathematics in order that these students may successfully pursue college-level course work. Assessment of college preparedness is determined by performance on SAT/ACT entrance exams and/or the COMPASS placement exam. Students enrolled in Learning Support courses work toward enhancing their cognitive abilities and academic skills. Faculty members guide students' development while helping them to accept the responsibility of their own future. Students learn skills that enable them to be successful when taking courses in the academic disciplines and their respective programs of study. Students exit Learning Support courses when they meet the established minimum scores on the COMPASS exam. Additionally, the Department offers remedial courses for those students who fail either part of the Regents' exam, which assures minimum state competencies in reading and writing for all Georgia college students.