University College Advisor Guide
What is University College?
In the fall of 1998 the Board of Regents began to phase in a new set of tougher admission standards for the University System of Georgia. Under these standards, students who do not meet the requirements for admission to a 4-year unit must first attend a 2-year unit of the University System.
Since the Augusta area lacks a 2-year unit of the University System, Augusta State University was allowed to develop a program that would provide access to under-prepared students. University College is this program!
What is the Relationship between University College and Learning Support?
Learning Support provides specific courses in English, mathematics, and critical reading, based on results from the placement exam, COMPASS.
University College offers admission to students who do not meet the admission requirements to Augusta State University. For example, a student without two years of foreign language in high school would not meet admission standards to a 4-year unit such as ASU, and could therefore only be admitted to ASU through University College.
How Does a Student Exit University College?
Students must complete all of the following to exit University College:
- Clear all Learning Support and/or CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum) deficiencies, if applicable.
- Exit ASUO 1000 with a grade of “C” or better.
- Complete 30 credit-hours in core areas A-E.
- Complete area A of the core curriculum (A grade of C or better is required in ENGL 1101/1102.)
- Have a 2.0 or higher overall GPA.
How to Advise a University College Student
Note: Students with unsatisfied Learning Support requirements are advised by the Learning Support Department. Currently enrolled Learning Support students are not eligible for early registration.
All other University College students are advised by the departments where they declared their majors.
General restrictions: Due to University College being similar to a 2-year unit, students are not allowed to register for 3000 and 4000 level courses, this is Board of Regents policy. Also, students are limited to 13 semester hours.
- Run a WTRN 100 (Student Academic Summary). If you aren't proficient with Banner, your secretary can do this for you. Some useful items on this form include: Outstanding Requirements (including CPC deficiencies) and Current Holds("UCOLL" for University College Students).
- Place the student in a section of ASUO 1000, if not already completed. This is a condition of enrollment.
- If the student has CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum) deficiencies, encourage the student to work on these areas. They must be completed before exiting University College.
- Place the student in other courses, preferably core areas A-E.
- Remember: Students are limited to 1000 and 2000 level courses, for a maximum of 13 semester hours.
- Remind the student of the requirements for exiting University College.
- Provide the student with a term PIN. You generate this PIN just as you would for your other advisees. (If your department does not use PINs for registration, a list of PINs will be generated by Student Records and will be sent to your department prior to registration.)
- After being advised and receiving their term PINs, University College students may now register on-line at their designated times.