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Program Overview

The First-Year Academic Success Program (FYAS) continues DePaul's tradition of educating students across a wide spectrum of academic preparation, especially those from the metropolitan area. FYAS will serve DePaul undergraduate students who place into developmental courses by allowing students to start college with necessary preparation in math and writing thus providing a solid academic foundation for success in college.

The First-Year Academic Success Program offers prerequisite courses, tuition-free and earning no credit, during summer sessions and Winter Intersession. Successful completion of these courses will allow students to begin their first year with these prerequisites already satisfied.

The program includes:

  • FYAS Staff advising support for students during each session and through the first year at DePaul
  • Peer Supplemental Instruction leaders who attend all classes and help students develop learning strategies
  • Individual tutoring support during summer and Winter Intersession
  • A "Success Series" series which covers key topics like financial aid, course expectations, academic success tips from current students, and more. Content is designed to increase awareness of DePaul resources and ease the transition into university life.
  • Engagement opportunities such as career development, study sessions, and registration tips
  • Scholarships for course materials and transportation

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