Learning Excellence is a fee-based, academic support program that provides comprehensive services for any student at High Point University. The program is beneficial for any student who needs help with transitioning to college, organization, time management, study skills, or strategies to help with learning differences. This impactful program of individualized support develops a learning action plan specific to each student, so they receive the personalized attention and the encouragement needed to be successful. Learning Excellence is a semester-long program, and there is no obligation to continue for the following semester.
Students wishing to join the program should submit an application prior to the start of each semester. The program has limited availability, and spots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.
LEARNING EXCELLENCE FOR SUMMER : An abbreviated version of the Learning Excellence Program is provided during the summer. The emphasis will be placed on a twice weekly meeting with a Learning Excellence Specialist to focus on academic progress, study skills, organization, and time management. The Learning Excellence Summer Program is available to students in Summer Sessions I and II and Summer Advantage. For Summer Online courses, students will connect with their Specialists via phone, FaceTime, Skype, or email.
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Learning Excellence is a fee-based, academic support program that supports and empowers student as they strive for academic success. Student enrolled in Learning Excellence will receive the following services:
Weekly Meetings: Students will meet with their Learning Specialist once a week for an hour a week to review academic progress and evaluate and develop academic skills. An action plan is created each week to address each student’s assignment due dates, learning needs and goals.
Tutoring: The Learning Excellence Specialist will coordinate tutoring for their students. Students will meet with professional tutors exclusive to the Learning Excellence Program for writing and math support. Students will also meet with course-specific peer tutors provided by Academic Services. All tutors submit tutor reports to the Learning Excellence Specialists.
Study Time: Students are recommended and encouraged to complete at least 10 hours of study time per week. Study time hours are tracked electronically each week.
Weekly Reports: Parents receive a detailed report each week indicating any grades that have been posted, any instructor feedback that has been submitted and the Learning Specialist’s observations.
Foundations for Academic Success Course: Incoming freshmen enrolling in Learning Excellence must take ADV 1101: Foundations for Academic Success. Incoming freshmen who have not taken ADV 1101 will be required to do so upon admittance into the Learning Excellence Program.
The program is open to any High Point University student with a desire to cultivate and improve their academic abilities. Incoming freshman should be enrolled in the university before submitting an application to the Learning Excellence Program. The Learning Excellence Program cost for the regular academic year is $7,350 per semester. Because there is limited enrollment and high demand, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your student’s spot. There is no obligation to continue the following semester. This program has a limit as to how many students it can serve each semester, and spots are filled on a first-come first-served basis.
Students are enrolled in the Learning Excellence Program on a first-come, first-served, semester by semester basis. Incoming freshmen must be admitted to the university prior to enrolling in the Learning Excellence Program.
Learning Excellence is designed to support students who want to improve their academic skills while learning how to use High Point University services and support programs. The success of students participating in Learning Excellence is dependent upon their personal involvement, cooperation, and dedication to academic progress and success, as well as the support of their parents. Students and parents are required to complete and sign the Learning Excellence Application indicating their commitment to the program.
Every application will be reviewed, and notification of acceptance will be given prior to the start of the semester of program enrollment.
Once accepted into the Learning Excellence Program, a family meeting will be recommended to review expectations and goals. For incoming freshmen, this will occur during Move-In Day of Summer Advantage and/or Move-In Weekend for the Fall semester.
Completed Learning Excellence Applications must be scanned/emailed or faxed to the April Cosner, the Director of the program. Her contact information is provided below:
April Cosner, Program Director
Phone: (336) 841-9496 Fax: (336) 841-9652
April Cosner. Program Director. 405 Smith Library. 336-841-9496.
Leigh Barnwell. Learning Excellence Specialist. 413 Smith Library. 336-841-9834.
Tiffany Bryant. Learning Excellence Specialist. 408 Smith Library. 336-841-9327.
Tara Craver. Learning Excellence Specialist. 444 Smith Library. 336-841-9267.
Peyton Davis. Learning Excellence Specialist. 409 Smith Library. 336-841-9056.
Jen Grider. Learning Excellence Specialist. 407 Smith Library. 336-841-9446.
Kaitlyn Hurt. Learning Excellence Specialist. 446 Smith Library. 336-841-9436.
Kendra Matthews. Learning Excellence Specialist. 406 Smith Library. 336-841-9417.
Kim Pope. Learning Excellence Specialist. 400B Smith Library. 336-841-9593.
Kristen Silverman. Learning Excellence Specialist. 411 Smith Library. 336-841-9328.