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Undergraduate Program Requirements

CSP award recipients receive financial assistance and the opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and as an individual. The requirements listed below provide a multifaceted support system that monitors all undergraduates in the program, while still holding them accountable for their development throughout their time at JMU. 

In addition to Pell Grant eligibility through a preliminary and an annual verification process, students must adhere to the following requirements to remain in the program. 

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Centennials are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to remain in the program.

Scholarly Assistance 

All CSP incoming freshmen and transfers are required to attend six hours of supervised scholarly assistance per week during their first semester at JMU. Maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA will remove this requirement for future semesters.

Community Service

Giving back to the community that has provided for you is essential. This year, it is required that you complete TWO community service event each semester. Following the completion of the events you are to submit a brief reflection and picture of yourself in action at the event. The reflection is to be completed under Assignments. 

Small Group Meetings 

Each Centennial is assigned to a small cohort with other undergraduate students in CSP. Mandatory small group meetings are held weekly and are led by a Graduate Assistant Mentor. 

Large Group Meetings

All Centennials are required to attend bi-weekly large group meetings, which take place on Wednesday afternoons, from 3:30-4:30pm on campus. 

One-on-One Meetings

All Centennials are required to meet with their CSP Administrator as well as their mentor Graduate Assistant throughout the academic year. 

Employment Restrictions

CSP undergraduates are permitted to hold on-campus jobs with the approval of the Executive Director. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to gain employment during breaks and the summer.

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