Success Course

Students enrolled in Academic Success meet once a week in a small group (fewer than 15 students) with Liz Rainey, the Director of Retention and Student Success. Students approach topics related to academic success and challenges that might impede the path to graduation. The course addresses the question of “what makes a student succeed in college?” Students learn strategies that may help improve their GPA and enrich their educational experience at Loyola. 

Academic Success is listed on LORA under "special studies." 

  • Course number SPST.A230.001 meets on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. (call number 11817) or
  • Course number SPST.A230.002 meets on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. (call number 11818)

Click here to see the course syllabus.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Calculate the grades needed to maintain academic good standing and financial aid eligibility.
  • Recognize the connection between academic and financial college plans.
  • Explain the obstacles that prohibited a stronger GPA in the past.
  • Create a plan to improve their GPA.

This is a zero credit course that is open to all undergraduate students at Loyola. While nearly every student can benefit from this course, those students in particular who may grow from the content and experience of Academic Success are students who: are doing passing work, but may not be meeting their full academic potential; are eager to improve their GPA for academic good standing and/or financial aid eligibility; are having difficulty meeting course deadlines or expectations; are returning from time away from Loyola; or are facing academic challenges.

Contact Liz Rainey with questions or if you cannot enroll at the offered time for Fall 2015.