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  • Academic Success Institute

    ASI Dates for 2015:  June 19 - July 31, 2015

    Coordinator: Connie Vanderhyden, Email: cvanderhyden@uwlax.edu , Phone 608.785.8225608.785.8225

    ASI is a six-week summer academic program designed to help students make a successful transition from high school to college. Students participate in a cohort group, learning from dedicated faculty and staff committed to creating an environment that supports life-long learning. Participants live in a residence hall, eat their meals at Cartwright Center Student Union,  and attend classes Monday -Thursday. There are additional workshops and activities on Fridays and occasionally on the weekends. The ultimate goal of ASI is to provide each student an opportunity to be successful at UW-La Crosse and eventually graduate from the university.

    Program Requirements

    1. Submitting an application for admission to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a requirement for participation.
    2.  ADMISSIONS invites students to apply for the program if they show the need for academic support to successfully complete a college education and identify as being from one or more of the following groups:
      • A first generation college student (Neither parent received a bachelor's degree)
      • Historically under-served group (African- American, SE Asian, Native American, and Latino/Hispanic)
      • At an economic disadvantage (low-income according to Federal guidelines)

    Advantages

    Students who participate in the summer ASI program experience many advantages, including:

    • Earn 5 - 8 college credits.
    • Experience residence hall life.
    • Make new and lasting friendships.
    • Get comfortable with college classes and professors.
    • Learn about campus staff, services, offices, buildings, and important procedures.
    • Get a head-start on your college career.
    • Enjoy the relaxed summer-school college atmosphere.

    FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE

    In addition to the ASI summer program, we offer a first-year experience program for all ASI students which includes the following advantages:

    1. Two courses with ASI cohort group and ASI program director as instructor: 
      • Semester 1: UW-L 100 (First year seminar)
      • Semester 2: EFN-205 (Understanding Human Differences)
    2. Peer-Mentoring Program
    3. Academic Advising with ASI Program Director
    4. Financial Aid advising (OMSS)

    Application Information & process

    1. The UW System application, available online at  http://apply.wisconsin.edu.
    2. Once invited to the program students will also complete an ASI application and have an interview with the program director prior to acceptance.

    ASI Students - Summer 2013

    ASI 2013 - Group photo