Winthrop University: Learning Excellent Academic Practices (LEAP) - Frequently Asked Questions

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LEAP Program

Frequently Asked Questions


Why have I been identified as eligible for LEAP?

Each year, Admissions identifies students who they determine would benefit from additional academic support. Their selection criteria is based on a number of factors and all student applications are evaluated on an individual basis.

What is the time frame for participating in LEAP?

Students who agree to participate in LEAP begin receiving advising support during the summer before their first semester at Winthrop. Students then continue to participate in the LEAP program during the fall and spring semesters of their first year at Winthrop.

What are the benefits of participating in LEAP?

The LEAP Program is known for promoting academic success among first-year students. Students who participate in LEAP have access to individualized academic support and guidance including tailored tutoring services during each study session. LEAP students also get the benefit of being part of in a tight-knit community, and students who successfully participate in LEAP will be eligible for additional perks after they have completed the LEAP program.

What does it mean to successfully participate in LEAP?

Successful participation in LEAP includes attending all classes and all required LEAP study sessions, being on task and using time effectively during all study sessions, completing a minimum of 24-hours of credit in the first year at Winthrop (registering for no less than 12-credit per semester), and completing the first year at Winthrop in good academic standing.

What are the LEAP study sessions like?

Study sessions are designed to support LEAP students in their core academic coursework. Tutors are available to provide individual tutoring at each study session. At the start of the semester, study session time will also be dedicated to the development of good note taking, reading comprehension and study skills, and test taking strategies.

I still have a lot of questions. What should I do?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the LEAP coordinator at !

Last Updated: 7/1/20