Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program (ASP) aids students in improving their overall academic performance and meeting the University's standards for Good Academic Standing. Students participate in specialized advising sessions with ASP counselors. These sessions help students get to the root of their academic challenges while simultaneously providing them with an extra support system. Through collaboration with the Counseling Department, students are able to participate in the Effective Study Program (ESP) which provides specialized study skills workshops.

Who must participate in ASP?

Students on academic probation must complete the Academic Success Program.

What does the ASP program entail?

Freshman Probation Requirements (29 credits or less)

1. Attend the mandatory Academic Success Program (ASP) probation orientation session and sign the ASP contract at the beginning of the probation semester

2. Complete the Academic Obstacles and Solution Mini Workbook

3. Complete the R.I.S.E. Academy Requirements

4. Complete one initial probation appointment by the end of the second week of class in FYE (SUB 158)

5. Complete a mid-semester check-in appointment before the eighth week of class in FYE (SUB 158)

6. Deadline to complete all probation requirements will be always two weeks before the semester ends (unless otherwise specified in advance)

 

Upperclassman Probation Requirements (30 credits or more)

1. Attend the mandatory Academic Success Program (ASP) probation orientation session and sign the ASP contract at the beginning of the probation semester

2. Complete the Academic Obstacles and Solution Mini Workbook

3. Complete the Effective Study Program (ESP) Workshops based on grade point average

    • GPA .00 - 1.00 (Complete all 5 Workshops)

    •GPA 1.01 - 1.99 (Complete any 3 of the 5 Workshops)

4. Schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center (SUB 230) by calling 773-995-2327. The student will be required to update and/or complete their resume and must have at least one appointment in the Career Development Center by the specified date given at the beginning of the semester.

5. Complete a mid-semester check-in appointment before the eighth week of class in FYE (SUB 158)

6. Deadline to complete all probation requirements will be always two weeks before the semester ends (unless otherwise specified in advance)

 

Frequently Used Terms:

  • SAP - The Office of Financial Aid tracks the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) of all Chicago State students. All undergraduate students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.00 or better and a completion rate of 67% to be eligible for financial aid. If a student is not in compliance, they may petition to have financial aid eligibility reinstated.
  • Dismissal for Poor Scholarship - Any undergraduate student can be formally dismissed from Chicago State University for failing to maintain satisfactory academic progress (GPA 2.00 of higher).
  • Probation - Students who have a cumulative GPA below 2.00 are placed on academic probation. Being placed on academic probation serves as a warning to the student that they have failed to meet or maintain the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy which can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Readmit -Any undergraduate student who has not attended Chicago State University for longer than two years must apply for readmission in the Registrar's Office located in the Cook Administration Building Room 128.
  • Reinstatement - Former Chicago State undergraduate students who have been dismissed (also referred to as Dropped for Poor Scholarship) from Chicago State University may apply for reinstatement by filing an academic petition with their respective college by the designated deadline. If the college approves the student's academic petition, the student will be reinstated back into Chicago State University.
  • Academic Standing - Any undergraduate student will be considered in good standing as long as they maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a "C" average. There are four academic standing categories: (1) good standing, (2) probation, (3) probation continued and (4) dropped for poor scholarship.