Essentials of Learning Program
Applicants who do not meet standard admissions criteria may be considered for provisional admission to the University if they enroll in the Essentials of Learning Program.
The Essentials of Learning Program emphasizes effective study skills techniques, individualized academic counseling, and exposure to a variety of learning strategies appropriate for courses across the curriculum. The goal of the Essentials of Learning Program is to optimize the opportunities of success for at-risk students.
Essentials of Learning students are limited to a 14-hour course load, and are encouraged to carry minimal outside employment commitments.
Placement in the Essentials of Learning Program is dependent upon, though not limited to:
A. A high school grade point average below 2.00 in college preparatory classes.
B. Composite score of 17 or below on the American College Test (ACT).
C. Recommendations from high school teachers and counselors.
Any student who fails to pass Essentials of Learning and who has not successfully completed six hours of college credit may be suspended.