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Student Services: Academic Support

Student Academic Support Services (SASS) is the place to go if you need help succeeding academically. Located in Pope John Paul II Center, Room 210, we provide tutoring, testing services, disability services, and more.

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University Admitted MAP

Some students enter the University of Saint Francis admitted directly into the MAP (Monitoring Academic Progress) program. Students admitted in this way are required to meet weekly with a MAP advisor during their first semester at USF. The weekly meetings are scheduled around the student's schedule as standing appointments (the same day and time every week). 

The purpose of MAP meetings is to help students stay on track for their first semester.  Students can expect to discuss classes as well as other things that are happening in their lives that may impact student success. MAP advisors also get feedback throughout the semester from students’ instructors via the USF Early Alert System.  Using self-reported information from students as well as instructor feedback, MAP advisors can help provide accountability along the road to academic success.

Students required to participate in the program are notified in writing of their MAP advisor just prior to the start of the semester. Because the University views MAP participation as significant, students are asked to sign a contract committing themselves to follow the program’s established rules and responsibilities. Students are expected to attend a minimum of 75% of scheduled MAP meetings and to earn a term GPA of at least 2.0.  Doing so will constitute successful completion of the program. (MAP students may elect to continue program participation beyond their required semester, subject to advisor availability.)  Consequences for failure to follow through on program responsibilities range from continuing required MAP participation to academic suspension for one calendar year.