Academic Success and Achievement Programs (ASAP)

The ASAP Office provides programs and activities to help students take an active role in their success at IU Northwest.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that offers peer assistance in historically challenging academic courses by scheduling twice-weekly study sessions. SI study sessions are study groups in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, predict test items, and learn study skills that will help in both current and future courses. The sessions are facilitated by SI leaders, students who have previously and successfully taken the course, and been recommended by the instructor. The SI leader acts as a model student by attending and participating. Supplemental Instruction is offered to enrolled students at no cost. For further information, contact ASAP in Hawthorn 425 or call (219) 981-4296.

ACES - Achieve, Connect, Engage, Succeed

The ACES Program is designed to focus on student success.  Students in the ACES Program do no meet the university's direct admissions criteria and have been admitted to Guided Studies based on high school GPA and test scores.  While a part of ACES, students participate in workshops on a variety of success oriented topics, including study skills, financial literacy, career related, and stress management.  They also meet regularly with a student success coach and a peer mentor to develop a personal plan for success.  The ACES curriculum consists of a minimum of 12 credit hours of specific course work including 2 required courses from the School of Education, composition or math and additional courses from the general education core requirements.  After successfully completing the program, students will be transferred to a major field of study. Support services for ACES participants include the ACES Study Lab (219) 980-6597, Writing Center (English Department, (219) 980-6502), the Math Assistance Center (Math Department, (219) 980-6590), and Career Services (219) 980-6650. For further information, contact ASAP in Hawthorn 425 or call (219) 981-4296.

ABC Program - Associate + Bachelor = Career

The ABC Program is a partnership between the Indiana University regional campuses in Gary, Kokomo and South Bend in conjunction with the Ivy Tech Community College campuses of northern and north central Indiana.  Ivy Tech students who plan on earning an associate degree can apply to be a part of the ABC program to guarantee admissions and tuition rates at IU Northwest. An ABC transfer specialist works with each applicant to ensure a smooth transition between Ivy Tech and IU Northwest.  Please contact the Transfer Specialist office at (219) 980-6838. 

21st Century Scholars

In a collaborative effort with the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and Americorp, the 21st Century Scholars program specialist offers direct support to 21st Century Scholars, connects students to on-campus resources, and provides informational sessions and success related programming.  The four goal areas of support are:  academic performance and persistence; student engagement and enrichment; career exploration adn preparation; and financial literacy and debt management.  

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the 21st Century Scholars office in Hawthorn 448 or call (219) 981-4354.  

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