Multicultural student services
Academic Success Institute
ASI Dates for 2016: June 17-July 29, 2016
Coordinator: Connie Vanderhyden, Email: email@example.com, Phone 608.785.8225
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 -Friday. There are additional evening workshops and occasional Friday activities. 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.
- Submitting an application for admission to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a requirement for participation.
- 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)
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.
In addition to the ASI summer program, we offer a first-year experience program for all ASI students which includes the following advantages:
- Two courses with ASI cohort group and ASI program director as instructor:
- Semester 1: UWL 100 (First year seminar)
- Semester 2: EFN-205 (Understanding Human Differences)
- Peer-Mentoring Program
- Academic Advising with ASI Program Director
- Financial Aid advising (OMSS)
Application Information & process
- The UW System application, available online at http://apply.wisconsin.edu.
- Once invited to the program students will also complete an ASI application and have an interview with the program director prior to acceptance.