Project Success

Entering First-Year Students

Project Success is a semester long program for students who want to enhance their academic performance and get a head start on the collegiate experience. Register online >>

All participants will engage in the 5 day workshop prior to the semester beginning (Aug 12 – 16th) to help them acclimate to campus, start building social and academic networks, and learn about the various resources and people at ISU who can help them on their academic journey.

The program will continue throughout the fall semester with a freshman transition course specifically for participants in the program. Credit is received after the completion of the course.

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.

This year we are excited to announce two student tracks: one for those living on-campus and one for those who will be commuting to campus.

On-Campus Track: Participants will stay on campus in our recently renovated Mills Hall and will move directly into their fall room assignment. They will also be enrolled in a freshman transition course with other Project Success participants that focuses on the adjustment from high school to college and success strategies they can use all 4 years to support their academic achievement and social adjustment. The course also counts towards the 120 credit hour university degree requirement.

Commuter Track: Participants who commute to campus will be enrolled in a special section of a freshman transition course with other commuter students. This course counts toward their 120 credit university requirement and focuses on the adjustment from high school to college and success strategies they can use all 4 years to support their academic achievement and social adjustment. In addition, this course will help commuter students develop strategies to help them engage academically and socially in a variety of ways that meet the specific needs and time constraints of commuter students.

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

Housing and Dining

Project Success students who will be living on campus will be housed together in the recently renovated Mills Hall, located on the Indiana State University campus. All rooms are double-occupancy and the building has both laundry facilities and lounge spaces. All meals will be provided during the 5 day workshop and then students will utilize their meal plan once they become active on August 17, 2018. 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 housing 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 communication 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 12, 2018, specific details will be provided in July

Refund Policy

Please note: the $150 registration fee is non refundable after July 3, 2018.

Office of Admissions
Indiana State University
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
admissions@indstate.edu
1-800-GO-TO-ISU
(812) 237-2121