THE REGENTS’ TEST
To graduate from any college or university in the University System of Georgia, a degree-seeking student must meet the minimum standards of reading and writing as measured by the Regents’ Test. The Regents’ Test has been in place since 1972, when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia instituted the requirement that each institution of the University System of Georgia ensure that students obtaining a degree possess certain minimum skills of reading and writing.
EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2011
Beginning with the summer 2011 semester, Darton College students seeking a degree no longer have to take the Regents’ Test in order to graduate. Darton College was granted Regents’ Test exemption status; this means that the skills measured by the Regents’ Test are measured within the core curriculum. Specifically, at Darton College, a student is considered to have met the Regents’ Testing requirements by earning a grade of C or better in both ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102.
IF I DON’T PASS ENGL 1101 and/or ENGL 1102, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
A student who takes ENGL 1101 and/or ENGL 1102 and does not earn a C or better is required to re-enroll in the class the following semester. The student will also be required to complete the Intensive Composition and Reading Review workshop concurrently with the repeated ENGL 1101/ENGL 1102 course.
WHAT IF I TRANSFER TO A COLLEGE THAT IS NOT REGENTS’ EXEMPT?
Earning a C or better in BOTH ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 at Darton College is the equivalent of passing both the reading and writing portions of the Regents’ Test. Your transcript from Darton will show that you satisfied the Regents’ requirements. NOTE: You must have completed BOTH classes to show that you have satisfied the Regents’ requirements; no partial credit can be given.
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