Academic Recovery Project

What is the Academic Recovery Project?

The Office of Academic Achievement and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) have partnered to address barriers to student success in gateway courses. As part of our membership with the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), we will be piloting a project called Academic Recovery. Our goal is help students maintain their academic momentum by allowing them to retake a course in General Chemistry (CHEM 2031)Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1000), and Organisms to Ecosystems (BIOL 2010), in which they earned a D, F or Withdrew from in their first year.

The Academic Recovery Project offers important support and benefits including:

  • Cost of tuition for selected course covered by the project (~ $2,000 value for residents)
  • Grade Forgiveness for your previous attempt at the class
  • Supplemental instruction through the LRC with structured support for learning and completion of homework/assignments
  • Tutoring and mentoring by a trained student peer leader
  • Coaching on the skills all learners need to succeed

Who is the Academic Recovery Project for?

Many students experience hurdles in challenging required courses and go on to have successful academic careers and you can be be one of them. By taking advantage of this program, you will increase the likelihood that you will succeed in this class and that you will gain important skills that will help you in your academic career and beyond.

Participation in this program is by invitation only. To participate, please fill out this interest survey, and we will be in touch with you shortly about your next steps. Please email if you have any questions.

Which classes qualify for Academic Recovery?

General Chemistry (CHEM 2031), Organisms to Ecosystems (BIOL 2010), and Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1000) are currently the only gateway courses offering Academic Recovery at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Grade Forgiveness


Need help registering for a class?

Who to contact?

For faculty, students, and advisors with questions, email UIA Fellow, Girija Kulkarni for more information.

For registration questions, contact the Academic Recovery Graduate Assistant, Emma Ransom.

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