Success Academy

This program is designed to help students from all majors transition successfully into college life. Only students who have specifically been invited to participate can join this extended learning community.

What is Success Academy?

  • The Success Academy program is a three-semester (summer, fall, spring) extended learning community.
  • The Success Academy is your opportunity to get on campus early and start using the resources, meeting the people, taking the initiative and developing the skills to make the most of your college education.
  • The Success Academy offers you the support and guidance while at the same time inspiring you to new and exciting levels of academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and leadership development.
  • Georgia State’s Success Academy is one of those opportunities that come only once. The individual guidance and coordinated support you will receive are unique to the program and can help ensure your early and ongoing college success.

Overview of the Program

Success Academy consists of programs, activities and services that work together – and with you to put you on the path to college success:

  • Individualized study skills and learning-style assessments
  • Academic skills workshops including time management, memory and concentration, how to read a textbook, how to talk to your professor
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Leadership development
  • Introduction to key faculty and staff
  • Individualized guidance and support from Financial Aid, University Advisement Center, Scholarship Resource Center, and more
  • Social and networking events including leadership retreat, and civic engagement opportunities
  • Residential Living-Learning Community (optional)

Program Benefits

  • Develop strong study habits and academic skills
  • Begin fulfilling degree requirements
  • Increase your likelihood of attaining or maintaining the HOPE Scholarship eligibility
  • Learn about a wealth of resources for support and guidance
  • Make enduring friendships

Program Requirements

To be considered for the Success Academy, you must meet the following requirements.

Ongoing Requirements

Success in college takes commitment and engagement–both in the classroom and out–so the Success Academy asks for your full participation in a range of specific programs and activities:

  • Availability on weekdays during summer from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • GPA of at least 2.5 following summer 2017 (students who do not meet this requirement may have registration restrictions in fall and spring semesters)
  • Mandatory attendance at selected academic and co-curricular events throughout the year
  • Commitment to enroll in designated Core Curriculum classes in summer 2017, fall 2017, and spring 2018 (all Core courses will count toward your major, regardless of major)