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?

In addition to four scheduled office appointments, students must complete all phase one activities.

PHASE 1:

  • Complete Orientation in the Office of Academic Support with ASP Coordinator
  • Complete the Effective Study Program which consists of five (5) workshops; selected students are able to participate in R.I.S.E. Academy as an alternative to ESP.
  • Submit signed Retention Form documenting the completion of workshops to ASP Coordinator
  • Complete weekly tutoring hours with various CSU campus resources (LAC, TRIO, AAMRC, etc).

Phase 2:

In addition to four scheduled office appointments, students must complete all phase two activities listed below:

  • Complete Orientation in OAS with the ASP Coordinator
  • Make an appointment with the Counseling Center to begin Phase 2 within the first two weeks of the semester.
  • Complete Phase two assessment
  • Create an Individualized Action Plan
  • Follow through with all of the Counseling Center's assigned activities
  • Complete weekly tutoring hours with various CSU campus resources (LAC, TRIO, AAMRC, etc.)

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.