APP Courses

APP offers courses in Reading, Writing, and Math.
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APP Math (UK 101: APP Student Success)

APP Student Success is a specialty section of UK 101 designed to help new students transition to University life through engagement with building academic success, promoting personal growth, fostering growth mindsets, foster a sense of belonging and community, and buildingfundamental concepts of mathematics. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate mathematics college readiness by taking the ALEKS placement test upon course completion. This unique UK 101 and mathematics combined support approach allows students to work at an individualized pace in a supportive classroom environment. Students are assisted by their instructor and peer tutor for one on one and small group instruction. This course replaces UK 095 and UK 096.

Students with a Math ACT score of 18 or below need to demonstrate college math readiness through placement testing or coursework. Students demonstrate readiness by scoring a 30 or above on their proctored ALEKS Math placement test. Scores less than a 30 on the ALEKS placement test will enroll in UK 101: APP Student Success (enrolling individuals with a Math ACT score of 17 and below) or MA 111 & A&S 121 (enrolling individuals with a Math ACT score of 18).

APP Reading & Writing (UK 125)

UK 100 Reading WorkshopThe Academic Preparation & Placement Program supports UK students in meeting college readiness benchmarks in Reading & Writing and prepares them to be successful in their major.  By the end of this course students will demonstrate college readiness through the development of transferable skills necessary for success across disciplines and within their major. Specifically, students will be able to process, retain, and analyze multiple texts as a key process in producing well-constructed composition and communication assignments within future coursework. 

Students with an ACT scores below 18 in English and/or 20 in Reading or an SAT (evidence-based reading and writing) score below 480 should be enrolled in UK 125. This course replaces UK 120 and 130.

International Students requiring college readiness in reading and listening should visit the Center for English as a Second Language English for Academic Purposes page and click on CESL 100 and CESL 110.