Project Success

Entering First-Year Students

Project Success is a five-day program for students who want to enhance their academic performance and get a head start on the collegiate experience.

Project Success begins with a focused program held August 13th-17th. The program will continue through the fall with a special section of a freshman transition course. Credit is received after the completion of this course in the fall.

The total cost of the Project Success program is $150, due when registering for the program. Space is limited so reserve your spot today.  Registration is now closed.

Why Attend

College is different than high school. Expectations and requirements for studying are more demanding. Unfortunately, some students struggle early in their college career with understanding these differences and achieving academically. Don't be one of them.

Project Success is a great opportunity for first-year students to get a jump-start on college, develop skills that will help them achieve their academic and personal goals, and get ready to be successful college students.

Students who participate in Project Success will...

  • Build a supportive peer network
  • Establish relationships with ISU faculty and Staff
  • Learn about campus resources and utilize them when necessary
  • Understand academic expectations and cultural differences between high school and University.
  • Develop skills that will transfer to their other courses and beyond

Student participating in Project Success will start one of their Fall semester classes early. Often students do not fully realize how different the academic experience between high school and college is until they are already deep into the semester. This course is designed to bridge the gap between the high school and college experiences. Students will begin their personal narrative starting with day one and will learn how to be intentional in developing their new identity both on and offline. This course will explore how to make the most out of college through personal connections with peers, mentors, faculty, and other staff on campus who are here to support your students through their four years at Indiana State University. The purpose of starting this class early is to help Project Success students adjust to and feel comfortable in the university academic environment so that when they start the rest of their classes they are prepared for the differences they will experience.

Housing and Dining

Students participating in Project Success are expected to live on campus. Project Success students will be housed in the recently renovated Mills Hall, located on the Indiana State University campus. All rooms are double-occupancy. There is a lounge area and laundry facility. All meals are provided. Please complete the housing contract, choose the Project Success learning community, and submit the full housing payment of $20 application fee and the $150 initial payment.

We know your roommate choice is important to you. If you already have a roommate in mind, you can choose your roommate by selecting each other on your housing applications or, if you’d like to room with another Project Success student, you can leave your roommate choice blank and we will automatically pair you with a student who is also participating in Project Success.

Prior to the program, students will receive a letter from Residential Life with details and instructions regarding housing.

Note: Students will have access to ISU facilities, including Hulman Memorial Student Union, the Cunningham Memorial Library, and the Student Recreation Center, which features a lap pool, leisure pool, 22-person spa, cardio and strength conditioning equipment, and a three-court gymnasium.

Move-In Information

  • Check-In: August 13, 2017, specific details will be provided in July

Refund Policy

Please note: the $150 registration fee is non refundable after July 1, 2017.

Office of Admissions
Indiana State University
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-2121