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Academic Enhancement Program

The Academic Enhancement Program (AEP) is a one-semester program offering freshmen the opportunity to learn and practice academic habits associated with success in college.

Who will benefit?
This experience is designed for motivated students who for various reasons have not achieved their desired academic success or for the student who wants an opportunity to become acclimated to college and its demands in a supportive, structured environment.

Students who will benefit include those whose high school grades and ACT scores reflect one or more of the following: poor study habits, lack of academic focus or discipline and the need for improvement in reading and writing skills.

How are participants chosen?
AEP students come with strong recommendations from high school officials who believe the student has the ability and desire to succeed in college. The College Admissions Committee reviews the candidates' applications and supports their admission.

Requirements of the program

  1. Enrollment in 16 college credits (a combination of full and half credits).

  2. Enrollment in IDIS 110 and IDIS 115 (2 college credits per course).

  3. Enrollment in a writing course during the first semester (appropriate course will be determined by the writing placement exam administered during the summer orientation program).

  4. Enrollment in 2 other college courses based on the intended major and/or interests of the student. Students will be encouraged to enroll in courses that are the beginning courses in their intended major or to complete lower general education course requirements.

  5. Attendance at a mandatory weekly workshop. Participants in AEP will be placed in a small group that meets weekly at a non-class time slot. This will provide the student with the opportunity to interact with their peers on an informal basis, thus forming a campus support group. The workshop will also provide a means for the staff to monitor the student’s progress.

  6. The director of Academic Support Services will serve as the AEP participant’s academic adviser for at least the freshman year.

  7. AEP participants must arrive on campus one day early. All freshman students are required to arrive during the week before the start of classes. AEP participants will arrive one day earlier than other freshmen and participant in an AEP orientation. Cost of this orientation is $40 (covers the expense of the orientation and meals).

Benefits of the AEP

Students learn how to succeed at the college level by developing:

  • Study skills
  • Time management skills
  • Note-taking skills
  • Good academic habits
  • Understanding of the College’s expectations of students


Academic Support Services

Phone: (920) 403-1321
Fax: (920) 403-4021
E-mail: acadsupport@snc.edu


St. Norbert College • 100 Grant Street • De Pere, WI 54115-2099 • 920-337-3181