West Virginia University Student Affairs has collaborated with Academic Affairs to develop a new program called Preparing to Achieve Student Success (PASS) to support first-time freshmen on academic probation.

The first step in the PASS program is the Mid-Year Academy, which takes place on Jan. 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. on the Downtown and Evansdale campuses. Students with less than a 2.0 grade-point average at the end of their first semester are automatically enrolled in PASS and are required to attend the Mid-Year Academy.

The Mid-Year Academy will give students the opportunity to learn more about WVU support services such as advising, tutoring and counseling to help get them back on track and progressing toward earning a degree. During the program, students will meet with their advisor, attend rotating sessions and visit an information fair.

PASS and Mid-Year Academy are part of WVU’s commitment in its 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future to engage undergraduate, graduate and professional students in a challenging academic environment.

Students will have the opportunity to adjust their spring semester schedules to enable success, explore programs of study that will better meet their individual needs, explore resources and services available to help develop success skills, as well as meet with peers who were at one time on academic probation, but are now successful students.

Students are required to complete a PASSport program verifying their attendance throughout the Mid-Year Academy. At the conclusion, participants will turn in their completed PASSport and will be assigned a student success coach that will assist them during the upcoming semester.

“The Mid-Year Academy is an important program to help our first-year students in being successful. The program is designed to assist our students on getting back on track and progressing toward a WVU degree,” said Regan Bruni, Student Success and Retention Programs director.

For more information on this program, contact Regan Bruni at 304-293-7982 or Regan.Bruni@mail.wvu.edu.

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CONTACT: Regan Bruni, Division of Student Affairs
(304) 293-7982, Regan.Bruni@mail.wvu.edu

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