Spring 2018 College Intensive Study Program Registration

This program, which is free of cost, is exclusively for first- and second-year students who have experienced academic setbacks. The specific objectives of CISP are to:

  • Increase participants’ confidence in their ability and/or chances to succeed academically;
  • Strengthen participants’ growth mindset and increase their resilience;
  • Improve participants’ ability to effectively address procrastination, anxiety, learning/study skills, and similar areas related to academic success; and
  • Increase participants’ comfort with building and relying on a support network that includes peers, faculty, and staff.

CISP consists of the following components:

  • A weekly workshop/meeting with other participants; meetings will be facilitated by a dedicated peer mentor and/or WU staff. Meeting days, times, and locations will be balanced with participants' schedules to the greatest extent possible. 
  • Short, written reflections on experiences and prompts offered during workshops.
  • Short readings as assigned.

In addition, participants will meet weekly with a Progress Counselor, a WU staff member who volunteers his/her time to help students stay on track towards academic success. 

CISP participants will be enrolled in a one-credit, Pass/Fail seminar course.