This program is designed to assist students who have exhibited difficulty in previous academic achievement. Students who are struggling with time management, test taking, written assignments, or sense a general need for academic assistance will benefit from this program. The assistance provided includes specialized help from a tutor, and supplemental instruction in selected courses. Tutors are trained to assist with various learning styles and course expectations. Many types of assistance are available to any student upon request.
Applicants who are described by the following are strongly encouraged to participate in the Academic Success Program and show academic progress and potential for success as a college student as a condition of enrollment. Students who have earned a GED, low grades in high school, a low ACT composite score, low scores on Maranatha placements tests, low grades for college work at other institutions, or who apply from a non-English speaking country. The application itself, the autobiography of the applicant, and references are also used as indicators when an applicant is being considered for Academic Support 1 or 2.
Academic Support 1
Incoming students (based on high school transcripts and ACT scores) are limited to 13 semester hours of classes and one extracurricular activity (choirs, athletics, play, etc.) for the first semester. Standard university and athletic conference eligibility standards will apply. Those students who test into it are placed in English Grammar.
Academic Support 2
Incoming students (based on high school transcripts and ACT scores) are limited to 14-15 semester hours of classes and one extracurricular activity (choir, athletics, play, etc. for the first semester. Standard college and athletic conference eligibility standards will apply. Those students who test into it are placed in English Grammar. These students are encouraged to receive tutorial assistance, and receive supplemental instruction.