Achieving Success in Academics Program (ASAP)
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Achieving Success in Academics Program (ASAP)

Newly admitted students assessing into Reading One (READ 0721) will be a part of the Achieving Success in Academics Program (ASAP).

Students in ASAP are required to attend a Mandatory Academic Advising Session prior to registering for classes. ASAP students will also need to register for, and attend, a New Student On-Campus Orientation prior to the start of the semester.

ASAP students will have the opportunity to participate in an ASAP Summer Bridge Course designed to improve students’ college reading and study skills. ASAP students will also have the option to enroll in Learning Communities.

Mandatory Academic Advising Session for ASAP Students

Before students assessing into Reading One (READ 0721) can register for classes they must attend a mandatory academic advising session through the Office of Academic Success. At this session students will be introduced to college life, receive one on one academic advising and register for classes. To register for an academic advising session:

Go to Academic Advising Registration to complete the registration.

If you have any problems accessing the form, email ithelpdesk@saintpaul.edu or call 651.846.1440.

New Student On-Campus Orientation

On-Campus Orientation includes important information that new students need to know about registering for courses, financial aid, paying tuition, deadlines, and campus-wide policies and procedures at Saint Paul College. Orientation presentations start promptly at the listed start time. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.

ASAP Summer Bridge Course

Students enrolling in the free Summer Bridge Course will have the opportunity to refresh and develop college reading and study skills. This course will help students improve their reading comprehension by learning academic vocabulary, test taking skills, and active reading strategies. Students will also learn and practice skills needed to be a successful college student. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to re-take the ACCUPLACER® assessment. Students final reading placement will be based on performance in the summer bridge, instructor recommendation and ACCUPLACER scores. Students interested in participating in the Summer Bridge Course should work with an Academic Success Coordinator.

Learning Communities

A learning community is a set of courses grouped together with a common theme. The instructors work together to integrate the curriculum across the courses. Student Support Staff work closely with the Learning Communities to provide additional supports which includes tutoring and academic advising. Students interested in registering for a learning community should work with an Academic Success Coordinator.