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Structured Learning Assistance (SLA)

Austin Peay State University is honored to have been a pioneer in the Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) program, which is now being adopted by universities across the country. The SLA program initially served students who entered the university with an academic deficiency by using a co-requisite model to provide SLA_supported courses, courses designated with an “E” in the course description. SLA now also supports courses that are known to be challenging to students. These courses are designated with a “S” for success, in the course Description.

Students whose placement test scores in mathematics, reading, and/or English determined that they should be in an SLA-supported course will be enrolled in an enhanced “E” sections of the following core classes:

SLA-supported sections are supported with workshops, and require that students meet 5 hours each week, 3 hours for classroom instruction and 2 hours for the SLA workshops. For APSU at Fort Campbell, students meet 6 hours weekly for classroom instruction and 4 hours weekly for SLA workshops.

For further information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page. Students, parents, and other institutions may contact the SLA Coordinator. Lois Jones, Jonesl@apsu.edu  with other questions they may have about the SLA program.