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Academic Success Plan for Students

Your Academic Success Plan is your blueprint for improving your academic performance at Fayetteville State University. You will prepare this in consultation with your advisor. The Academic Success Plan has several components that together create a path to success.

Contact Information

It is important that you and your advisor be able to contact each other. Your advisor has office hours when he/she is available for consultation. When are your "office hours?" The Academic Success Plan has a space for you to list a time or times when your advisor is likely to reach you. E-mail is an increasingly common means of communication. It combines the speed of telephone communication with the convenience of mail.

Contract Terms

The Contract lists things you will do to improve your academic performance.  You will discuss and agree to them with your advisor.  There is flexibility to select the items that will best serve your needs.  You can add other items as well.  The actions listed on the contract are as follows:

  • Meet 3 times with my advisor: Meeting regularly with your advisor can help you stay on top of your progress.  The Student Success Program at FSU requires three meetings.  Meetings may be conducted by phone or e-mail at the discretion of your advisor.
    • Academic Success Plan: An initial meeting to create the Success Plan.
    • Pre-Midterm Review: A meeting to view progress thus far.
    • Post-Midterm Review: A review after midterm to discuss strategies for concluding the term successfully.
  • Meet 1 time with each instructor before midterm: Your instructors can help you with concepts or assignments that you find difficult.  Getting to know your instructors will make you more comfortable with asking questions in class or seeking your instructor’s assistance during office hours.
  • Attend classes regularly and complete all assignments on time: Essential to academic success. 
  • Attend available workshops on study skills and time management: If you find you do not have enough time to study, or if you are studying but still not doing well, you may need to brush up on your study or time management skills.  Look for workshops
  • Take advantage of academic support where available: the Learning Center, Smarthinking, and Supplemental Instruction are just some of the academic support resources available to you at FSU.
  • Meet with a career counselor: Sometimes students are not motivated because they do not see how their courses are related to their career goals.  The Career Services Center can help students identify their career interest.

The Academic Success Plan is a contract between the student and her/his advisor. The student agrees to pursue the recommendations in the Success Plan, and the advisor agrees to provide access and advice as needed. Your continued enrollment at FSU will depend in part on how well you fulfill the terms of your Success Plan.


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