Learning Excellence

Learning Excellence

What is Learning Excellence?

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.

Program Overview

Student enrolled in Learning Excellence will receive the following services:

  • Individual instruction for improving academic skills, organization and time management
  • Positive coaching to help students stay motivated and on-track for success
  • Encouragement of self-advocacy and self-determination
  • Access to professional tutors for writing and math
  • Priority registration beginning second semester of program enrollment
  • Assistance in establishing relationships with instructors and advisors
  • Guidance in utilizing and accessing assistance from the Office of Accessibility Resources and other campus resources

Program 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.

Professional Tutors: