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ASU students no longer required to take Regents’ Test

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Albany State University officials learned today that the Regents’ Test will no longer be a requirement for ASU students.

Virginia Michelich, associate vice chancellor for student achievement with the University System of Georgia, wrote to ASU President Everette J. Freeman that ASU’s application for exemption from the Regents’ Test is approved. The exemption is effective immediately.

With the approval of the Regents’ Test Exemption, current ASU students and newly admitted ASU students are no longer required to take the Regents’ Test, upon their successful completion of English 1101 and English 1102.

The application proposal was developed by a committee of ASU faculty and staff members headed by Dr. James L. Hill, chair of the Department of English, Modern Languages and Mass Communication. The proposal was approved without any changes. Michelich commended ASU for the “well-conceived plan.”

According to ASU’s plan, students’ reading and writing skills will be monitored in English 1101, which includes an exit exam, and English 1102. Both courses are mandatory. Students with difficulty in these courses may then take more comprehensive English courses.

“Despite other activities competing for their time and effort the committee members produced, within a short period of time, an excellent proposal that was approved by the Board without an amendment or a revision,” said Dr. Abiodun Ojemakinde, ASU vice president for Academic Affairs. “Considering the quality of the submitted proposal, the outcome of our application was no surprise.”

Michelich’s letter also commends ASU’s QEP program, “Writing. Realized,” which provides extensive writing activities in a variety of courses.

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