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As one of the Undergraduate Advising Office’s main programs, the On-Track Academic Success Program is aimed at increasing at-risk students’ academic and personal success. On-Track accomplishes this through refining student’s study skills, self management skills, and knowledge of campus resources and by facilitating the formation of stronger relationships with professors, classmates, and other sources of support. Participants engage in the program through seminars, one-on-one meetings, and supplemental activities tailored to a student's specific needs. A schedule of On-Track commitments can be found on the home page.
On-Track prides itself on being one of the most responsive programs on campus with regard to student needs. In Spring and Fall 2009 extensive feedback was gathered from program participants on changes they would like to see in the program and quickly put into action. This program is created for students by students. It is also completely free to all participants.
On-Track is a small time commitment, taking only 12-15 hours throughout the course of the entire semester. Seminars are roughly an hour each. One-on-one or group meetings take about half an hour a piece. Each participant is encourage to complete up to 3 hours of prescribed activities. Because the time commitment is so small, attendance is crucial at each event.
In the 12-15 hours, those who complete the On-Track program see, on average, about .5 point increase in their semester GPA. 25% of participants increase their GPAs by more than a whole point.
Participants will also make important friends and connections that will help them to use their time doing homework and studying more effectively.