The successful design of College Success Plan provides consistency, brings structure to a student's life and increases accountability. Using our research based system, mentors adapt, as necessary, for each student. We follow up regularly to help ensure that students are making the progress and improvement they want in all areas
wHY sHOULD WE sIGN UP FOR cOLLEGE sUCCESS pLAN?
College Success Plan is designed for students and families that want to have a better semester with stronger grades, fewer dropped classes, more confidence, less worry and lower anxiety. A common trend finds College Success Plan students having a stronger academic record in college relative to their high school work and graduating more quickly. Parents love that they do not have to worry about their children
wHO mEETS WITH THE STUDENTS?
Students meet with the same highly trained mentor through their entire College Success Plan experience. Generally, we see the most improvement in two semesters but have had successful results with just one semester of participation.
wHO ARE THE COLLEGE SUCCESS PLAN MENTORS?
All mentors are accredited and trained through College Success Plan and the Rush NeuroBehavioral Executive Function Center (part of the Rush University Medical Center). In addition, mentors participate in professional development classes as part of an ongoing continuing education.
dOES YOUR MENTOR WANT YOU TO STUDY EVERY NIGHT AND WEEKEND?
No! We encourage students to be involved on campus and enjoy what school has to offer. Volunteer, play intramurals, exercise, hang out with friends, join clubs, work a few hours/week and go to as many school events as you can! We help make a realistic plan so students feel good going out with friends knowing their homework is done. Prescheduled meetings allow for consistency and accountability. Students also make better social decisions when they are performing well and feel good about themselves.
wHAT ARE STUDENTS SAYING ABOUT STUDENT SUCCESS PLAN?
College Success Plan students universally comment that they feel better about school and more in control. Students come home from the semester knowing they did their best and didn't let themselves, or their parents, down. They like having a plan for each week and knowing what needs to be done. Learning to work ahead gives them flexibility and prepares them for the unexpected. Finishing homework and prioritizing creates time for other activities.
iF OUR COLLEGE OFFERS RESOURCES, WHY WOULD WE NEED COLLEGE SUCCESS PLAN?
If a school offers additional help we will make sure the students are using it. There are several steps to actually accessing school resources.
Find out what is offered and whom to contact.
Determine how to sign up or drop in.
Where is the academic assistance center?
How do I prepare for the meeting and is it a small group or individually based?
What are my options? Is talking to my TA or going to my Professor during office hours more effective? When are the office hours?
These steps can easily deter a college student. We do it together, thus making sure it happens, and guide the student to the correct resources. We encourage students to seek help at the first sign because it is easier to ask a few questions early on than explain an entire unit. As a result, the students know what to do, they make efficient use of their time and we keep them accountable. Students will typically get better grades and will not fall behind. This knowledge creates good habits and ensures future years of success and self advocacy.
dOES IT MATTER WHEN WE START COLLEGE SUCCESS PLAN?
Incoming freshman are ideal candidates because we are setting the stage for success from the beginning. Students are welcome to join at any time, since the program works for all college ages but preferably in the beginning of a semester. We do register students mid semester and have had positive results but find it more advantageous starting the semester together.
hOW DO i SIGN UP FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS PLAN?
Click Here to be directed to the Sign Up Now page and we will contact you for a complimentary consultation.