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Success Academy

This program is designed to help specifically invited students; it is not available to every student. Success Academy is designed to help invited students from all majors.

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.
  • GSU’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.

For more information about Success Academy, click here, or consult the program’s FAQ [PDF].

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)

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:

  • 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 2014 (students who do not meet this requirement will be asked to register for less than 11 hours in 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 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015 (all Core courses will count toward your major, regardless of major)