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Academic Success & Recovery

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The Academic Success and Recovery Program supports students who are currently on probation or have been readmitted to South Dakota State University following suspension due to low academic achievement. Program participants are enrolled in either ACS 111 or ACS 140.

ACS 111 - Strategies for Academic Success

ACS 111 is an academic intervention course for students who have been readmitted following academic suspension. This course addresses critical academic and life skills students will be able to utilize to support their success at SDSU. 

ACS 140 is a course designed for students who have been placed on probation to help regain Good Standing.

What these courses have in common are, they:

  • will empower students to become proactive, responsible self-advocates through utilization of strategies, which strengthen skills required for greater academic success. 
  • are designed to help students identify issues that led to the probation or suspended status. 
  • help develop a plan of action to ensure future academic success, increase personal responsibility and self-management.

Students also have the opportunity to receive one-on-one guidance from an Academic Success and Recovery Program adviser and have access to tutoring and other resources to fit their needs.

Students who actively participate and successfully pass these courses report higher levels of achievement, motivation and better GPAs, as well as less stress and anxiety, and stronger connection and use of resources on campus.

The Academic Success and Recovery Program is funded by the Robert E. Litke Mentoring Program.