Academic success is not always defined by a grade on a transcript. For Aggies Elevated students, success is measured more by the attempt than by the outcome. Attending study groups, putting forth their best effort, utilizing available supports—and sometimes failing—all are important lessons for our students as they become lifelong learners.
First-year students attend many classes and study groups together, as many first-year courses are foundational to their success. The schedues of second-year students are much more varied as they enroll in career and personal growth electives, and also have to navigate internships.
Aggies Elevated students enroll in a combination of program-specific courses (which are also open to traditionally admitted students) and 1000- and 2000-level electives from the general University catalog. They attend classes alongside their peers all across campus and in some community venues. Classes may be taken for credit, for audit, or Pass/Fail, as arranged with Academic Success Coordinator Amy DeBruler and each course instructor. Accommodations are arranged through the USU Disability Resource Center.
Academic supports include a mandatory study group for each class in which a student is enrolled. Study groups are staffed by volunteer tutors, who are available to read, scribe, brainstorm, and direct students to resources. Individual tutoring is also available.