Mandatory Study Program (M.S.P.)
Mandatory Study Program is designed for all freshmen with a cumulative GPA of 1.9 or below and/or fewer than twelve credit hours. It is also for sophomores returning from academic discharge.
Students attend a mandatory one-on-one, forty-five minute appointment each week. Tutors tailor these sessions to each student according to the student's strengths and weaknesses. Tutors focus on basic learning skills such as note taking, textbook reading, test taking, time management, stress management, and organization. At the end of each session, tutors fill out detailed session notes describing exactly what was covered. Students are also required to attend two hour, twice-weekly study halls. These study halls are uninterrupted time for the students to work on current papers, projects, and reading assignments. Students are encouraged to attend Subject Area Tutoring sessions, Supplemental Instruction sessions, and Writing Lab sessions as needed.