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?
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, Student Advisement Center, Scholarship Resource Center, and more
- Social and networking events including leadership retreat, and civic engagement opportunities
- Residential Living-Learning Community (optional)
- 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
To be considered for the Success Academy, you must meet the following requirements.
- Acceptance to Georgia State University for summer 2015 (students should have received letter from the Office of Admissions)
- Completion of the Intent to Enroll form.
- Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2014-2015 (Georgia State’s school code is 001574)
- Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2015-2016 (Georgia State’s school code is 001574)
- Signed Commitment Statement to participate for all three semesters (available during Incept and Reception)
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:
- On-campus hours during summer from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (for non-residential students)
- GPA of at least 2.5 following summer 2015 (students who do not meet this requirement will be evaluated to see if allowed to register for the 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 2015, fall 2015, and spring 2016 (all Core courses will count toward your major, regardless of major)