The Student Success Program at Utah Tech University is a structured first-year program designed to help students build a strong foundation for success. Students with a high school GPA of a 2.8 or less qualify for this program. Our students have a team of people who work to help you succeed and find a personal pathway to success to reach your goals and dreams.
Each student has a Peer Coach they meet with throughout the semester, which helps them set goals, connect to resources, and learn how to navigate college. Our students enroll in the Trailblazer Connections Class (SSC 1010) that is designed to teach college navigation, study skills and time management; connect students to campus resources; teach students how to use their strengths to succeed academically; students have the opportunity to apply new study skills to current assignments with the Active Learning Lab (SSC 1025R) which helps students develop a study plan for academic success. Students join together again for a 2nd Semester course, Career and Life Skills, where they learn about and develop leadership, power skills and explore career. All of these courses work towards your degree as general electives.
Additionally, our students have access to the Student Success Center, a one-stop resource spot on campus. We have computers, free printing, study tables, a lounge area, games, and snacks; and most importantly, the people to answer your questions…your Peer Coaches and Success Advisors! Our students have access to a specific scholarship, The Rising Star Scholarship during their first semester.
Our students work with their Academic Success Advisor to create a balanced schedule that works towards completing their general math and English requirements, which are foundational classes for all degrees. Students will have a first-year advising hold that ensures their Academic Advisor works with you. It won’t stop you from changing or viewing your schedule. As a student in our program you will be a part of University College and your major will be General Education until you complete English 1010/1010D, your first math course, and get a 2.0 GPA. Every bachelor degree requires two years of general education, so if you have a program you are interested in you can be working towards that while building a strong foundation for academic success.
We BELIEVE in our students and their ability to succeed, and when you are in our program, you have a team of people who have your back and will encourage you to do the work necessary for you to make your dreams a reality.
Jamie Kearra, MS
Director of Student Success