Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Achievement

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Director and Assistant Professor Sherrie King

Assistant Professor Libby Cleveland, Amy Miles

The Academic Achievement Program provides courses in reading, writing, mathematics and study skills, taught by qualified academic personnel, for students who need to develop more competence in those areas in order to be academically successful in the university setting.

The academic achievement program is designed to assist students who need to sharpen their skills in the following areas: Study skills, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, mathematics, English proficiency and academic and/or personal confidence.

ACAC courses do not count as credit toward a degree, but count as additional GPA hours on the transcript. Other institutions may not accept these courses for transfer credit. Wayland Baptist University will not accept remedial/developmental credit from other institutions as transfer credit. If a student does not earn a “C” or better in an ACAC course, and the student takes the course at another college/university, he/she will be required to take the Accuplacer to determine further course placement. If the student does not take the failed ACAC course at WBU, it will not be accepted as transfer credit and the transcript will still reflect the failing grade in the grade point average.

Students admitted to the University with an ACT English score of 16 or lower, or an SAT writing score of 409 or lower will be required to take the WritePlacer Accuplacer placement assessment. Students with an ACT math score of 15 or lower or an SAT math score of 410 or lower will be required to take the Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Placement Assessment. Students with an ACT reading score of 17 or lower or an SAT critical reading score of 410 or lower will be required to take the Reading Accuplacer Placement Assessment. The highest available ACT/SAT in math, English, and reading will be used for placement decisions.

Transfer students may be required to take additional placement testing as deemed necessary by the admissions committee.

The Accuplacer Placement Assessment will be given to incoming freshmen based on ACT and/or SAT scores, and to transfer students if recommended by the admissions committee. Placement of students in English, math and reading will be based on the following Accuplacer scores:

WritePlacer Placement
  5 and above ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric  
  3 or 4 ACAC 0331 - Writing II  
  2 and below ACAC 0330 - Writing I  
Elementary Algebra Placement:
  80 and above MATH 1304 - College Algebra  
  67-79 MATH 1300 - Intermediate Algebra  
  44-66 ACAC 0326 - Elementary Algebra  
  43 and below ACAC 0325 - Pre-Algebra  
Reading Comprehension Placement:
  70 or above no course placement
  56-69 ACAC 0322 - College Reading II  
  55 or below ACAC 0321 - College Reading I  

A student must reach these scores and/or obtain the consent of the director of academic achievement before being exempt from taking an ACAC course. Students placed in academic achievement courses may not withdraw from these courses unless withdrawing from the University. Students enrolled in two or more courses must also enroll in ACAC 0320 - Study Skills . Students placed in Academic Achievement courses are required to take those courses during the first semester of enrollment. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to pass Academic Achievement courses, and meet the exit exam scores required to advance to the next course. Students enrolled in ACAC 0330 , ACAC 0331 , ACAC 0321 , or ACAC 0322  will not be allowed to enroll in ENGL 1301  concurrently.

Students enrolled in the same academic achievement courses for two complete semesters will be reviewed by the admissions committee. A student who is not progressing satisfactorily, earning a “C” or better, will be suspended from the university. ACAC courses do not count as credit toward a degree but count as additional GPA hours on the transcript.

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