The University System of Georgia requires that all students obtaining a degree must meet minimum reading and writing skills. Students enrolled in an undergraduate baccalaureate degree program leading to a degree must meet the Regents' Reading and Writing Skills requirements to graduate.
All incoming Freshmen and transfer students must test in their first semester at SPSU if not exempted. Students needing to test will take the tests each semester until they pass.
There are three ways to satisfy the Regents' requirements:
Students may exempt the Regents' Reading test/classes by scoring at or above specified scores on the following examinations:
Students may exempt the Regents' Writing test/class by scoring at or above specified scores on the following examinations:
The following are NOT available for students entering the system Summer 2008 or later:
(SAT or ACT scores must be from a national administration. Scores from institutional SAT or residual ACT tests will not be acceptable for this purpose.)
It is highly recommended that students visit the Regent's web site at www.gsu.edu/rtp. Here, students will find advice on how to write successful essays, how NOT to write failing essays, and how to see a complete list of current Regents' writing test topics.
Students may also visit the ATTIC Tutoring Center for assistance.