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Academic Enhancement Program

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

Program Overview
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.

The program assists students in developing college study habits, academic focus and improvement in reading and writing skills.

How Are Participants Chosen? 
AEP students come with strong recommendations from high school teachers, counselors and principals who believe the student has the ability and desire to succeed in college but would benefit from this support. St. Norbert office of academic success, support and accessibility staff and the college admissions committee review the candidates’ applications and supports their admission.

AEP students will be required to register for the following credit bearing courses.

IDIS 160: Comprehensive Academic Strategies is a course designed to increase students’ success in college by assisting them in obtaining  necessary skills to reach their educational objectives and achieving academic self-confidence. Students will learn college level study and thinking strategies that are essential for academic achievement, as well as strategies to improve vocabulary acquisition, reading rate, and comprehension.​ (4 credit hours)

Additional courses will be selected based on student’s major interest, academic background and to fulfill core curriculum requirements.

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