Success Center Programs
Hosted by the Athlete Center for Enrichment, the Academic Bootcamp is an event for first-year student-athletes, held on the first day of classes. Students at this event will receive information about the office, learning about academic support services and how to prepare for their upcoming semester.
AIM Early Arrival Program
As part of the First Year Experience, the AIM program is an extended orientation that gives incoming first-year students the opportunity to make friends, learn about the support services on campus and explore Philadephia. Students participating in this program will get to move into their residence hall rooms early and participate in a series of social activities — from community service projects to off-campus excursions.
College Transition Coaching
The Office of Learning Resources' College Transition Coaching program offers students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a dedicated professional coach to develop an individualized learning plan that can help them transition to the college learning environment. Coaching sessions are held throughout the semester and take place each week for 50 minutes.
PASS: Probation Academic Success Strategies
The PASS program assists students who are on academic probation to return to good academic standing and ultimately graduate from Saint Joseph's University. Students enrolled in this program are paired with a mentor who will help them create an individualized "Plan for Success." The PASS program is currently housed under the Office of Student Disability Services.
The Rebound Program in the Office of Student Success assists first-year and transfer students whose GPA was below 2.0 or earned less than 12 credits during the fall semester, to get back on track academically. Throughout the spring semester, the program offers resources that promote academic success and a series of group workshops and individual mentor sessions for students.
SOAR: Students Offering Advice and Resources
The SOAR program connects first-year students with an upper class mentor who can advise them on matters such as adjusting to life on campus, navigating roommate troubles or overcoming academic challenges. It is recommended as part of the First Year Experience.
Supplemental Instruction Program
The Supplemental Instruction Program is an academic support program for specific courses within the University, offered by the Office of Learning Resources. Peer leaders hold one-hour group review sessions that are open to all students enrolled in the targeted course. During these sessions, students review their notes, discuss readings, develop study strategies and more.