Academic Success Programs

Helping you create a successful future!


The Center for Academic Success Programs offers the following programs and services to all students:            

  • Academic Resource Center
        - Arranges supplemental instruction - specific course or content assistance/tutoring
        - Provides college success and effective reading seminars
  • Alpha Program
        - Coordinates intensive assistance for underprepared incoming students
        - Serves 200 first year students per year
  • Exploratory Advising
        - Provides academic advising for 900 undergraduate students exploring majors
        - Serves students who are waiting to audition for a program in the College of Fine Arts or are taking prerequisite courses ahead of declaring an engineering major
  • Intellectual Skills Development
        - Arranges optional placement testing for entering students in math, reading, and writing (placements are ACT and highschool GPA based)
  • Military and Veterans Affairs
        - Assists 680+ military veteran/active duty students
        - Arranges community connections between WMU and area military affiliations
  • Service-Learning
        - Coordinates partnerships between instructors/courses and community with a service-learning focus
        - Manages over 35 service-learning projects each semester on campus and throughout the Kalamazoo community
  • TRiO SSP
        - TRiO SSP is a Department of Education grant funded program for first generation income eligible students
        - Assists eligible students throughout all years at WMU - 250 students in program
  • Writing Center
        - Provides writing assistance for graduate and undergraduate students in all majors, including online classes
        - Assists in helping writers improve overall writing choices

               CASP Organizational Chart