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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12am

For anyone who is teaching a success course, academic mentors are available on each campus to come and present on a variety of topics. Presentations can range from 20–50 minutes on topics like time management, note-taking, and general study tips.

For more information, please go to: Instructors are encouraged to fill out the request form at: These workshops can be done for any group, not just in classes.

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12am

With Academic Status Reports going out, students may be asking how to connect to the various University Academic Success Program (UASP) services. Regardless of the campus a student is on, students are encouraged to use the Tutor Search feature found at: The advising community is encouraged to familiarize themselves with search options.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12am

On the University Academic Success Programs page please find three resources attached including Jump Start Decision Tree for Advisors, Jump Start Invitation and Jump Start/FIN 123 Quick Reminders (Presentation from AAB).

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12am

I am very excited to report we finally have the details about the UASP summer transition program for freshmen. More details will be coming and as soon as we have those details (e.g., website updated, registration link, etc.), I will share that information.   I will start by saying the name is changing to Jump Start, which will be a three-day program that runs on all four campuses from August 12-14, just before Welcome Week begins.

Jump Start Details:

  • Students with CI scores below 101 will be expected to participate.  For those with a 0 CI index, we need to look at their high school index; those below 55 will be expected to participate.
  • The following student codes are being used: Below 93 (SD11/SD03) and 94-100 (ADJS).
  • Students will be expected to complete a one-week, online course entitled ASU 19-Jump Start (2019 is the year they should graduate) before they arrive on campus in August. This will be a zero-credit course.
    • We are working on getting ASU 19 restricted to those with CI<100.
    • We will be sending campus-specific information to students.
  • Students will participate in an on-campus program August 12-14 (Wednesday through Friday), just before Welcome Week begins. This is for all campuses. Students who have a fall on-campus housing assignment will move in on August 12th.
    • Students will pay $25 to participate in Jump Start.
  • If your college sponsors a camp, we encourage you to work with UASP to schedule these students for dates that do not conflict with Jump Start.
  • College Time will be on Thursday, August 13th from 4p-6p.

For those students with CI scores below 94:

  • Still required to take the UNI120 course.
  • Taking the course FIN123 – ASU Financial Literacy will be strongly encouraged for this group.
  • FIN123: Financial Literacy: This is a dynamically dated course which ends after the start of the fall semester, but students will be encouraged to finish it before the fall semester begins.
  • There have been a few students whose CI score is below 94, but they have not been labeled SD11. If you find students for whom this is the case, please contact Matthew Ellis.

Ivette Chavez
Arizona State University
University Academic Success Programs
Office of the University Provost
480.727.6744- Tempe | 480.727.1909- Poly | 602.543.8547- West | 602.496.2427- Downtown

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12am

ASU 194: Introduction to American Culture will be offered beginning in Fall 2015.

The goal of this course is to help international students succeed within and beyond the ASU classroom. The course involves a multidisciplinary approach to introducing American culture in an academic setting.  It introduces cultural perspectives of different disciplines through class lectures and encourages student engagement through group discussions focused on a wide array of topics from classroom culture to diverse communication styles and expectations.

For more information, please see the attached information sheet and syllabus.

Any additional questions may be directed to Dr. Duane Roen, Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences.


Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12am

Dear Colleagues,

Here is information about the PASS program that will occur in January. PASS is designed for freshmen who are placed on probation. 

We don’t yet have room numbers, but all the other relevant information is in the attached document.

Our analysis of PASS events in 2013 and 2014  indicates that PASS participants have a higher mean GPA in the spring than non-participants do.

Please do all that you can to encourage students to participate.

Thanks for all that you do to support students.



Duane Roen


University Academic Success Programs


Sarah Bennett
Associate Director
University Academic Success Programs
University College