Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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Assessment and placement are essential elements of the basic freshman studies program. The University College uses the American College Test (ACT), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the West African Exam in action/assessment scores to ensure appropriate placement of students for instruction in reading, English, and mathematics. Also, the assessment is designed to:

  • Identify special patterns of educational abilities and needs
  • Improve the retention rate among freshmen students
  • Provide data that will enable the University to re-examine and improve academic programs

     Other services include counseling and advisement, tutoring, computer-assisted instruction, study skills instruction, and career planning. Students are required to demonstrate the attainment of skills, knowledge, and competencies at specified levels on standardized tests and proficiency examinations before enrolling in advanced courses.

  • Freshman Seminar 110 and 111 help students meet the levels of academic proficiencies