The Academic Success Program (ASP) is a program intervention developed in Academic Advising with the purpose of assisting James Madison University (JMU) students in an academic suspension or probation status toward academic success. As a minimum "academic success" implies removal from academic suspension or probation and into good academic standing (2.0 Cumulative GPA or above). The Academic Success Program has many facets, according to the needs of the student population.
In the Fall of each year, ASP I is provided for reentry/readmit students who seek academic success. This population of students is generally mandated to attend the program by their respective dean or an academic review committee. Students are generally upper-class students given a specific semester GPA goal by their dean. The fall program has two tracks. Students assigned to Track 1 meet in a classroom setting on a weekly basis for eight weeks. Each weekly session is 1 hours of classroom lecture and activities. The class sessions are focused on topics including time management, learning styles, test taking skills, research skills, and stress management. Classes range from 10-20 students in size, and are taught by Peer Instructors, recruited and selected the prior Spring. Students in Track 2 meet one-on-one with an ASP coordinator on a regular basis (normally bi-weekly) throughout the semester. ASP I is coordinated by Academic Student Services.
In the Spring of each year, ASP II is provided for reentry students who seek academic success. This population, like ASP I, is generally mandated to attend the program by an academic review committee, but have been readmitted in the Spring rather than the Fall. Students are generally upper-class students given a specific GPA goal by their dean. Students meet one-on-one with an ASP coordinator on a regular basis throughout the semester. ASP II is coordinated by Academic Student Services.