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Achievement Center



The Achievement Center exists to promote student success by providing supportive resources for students. The center specifically offers a number of services for on-ground (residential) students who would like to improve their learning skills or increase their academic success at LeTourneau University.

View and print the current semester-at-a-glance calendar, with important academic dates.


  • AIM Program
  • Athlete Support
  • Learning Strategies Consultation
  • Learning Strategies Resources
  • TI-89 Tutorials

WHAT IS THE AIM PROGRAM?

The Academic Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program ensures a solid beginning to targeted students' academic careers by providing additional personal and academic support during their first year at LeTourneau University. AIM students have been admitted conditionally to the university based on their SAT/ACT scores and/or high school grade point averages.

All students admitted to the AIM program are required to sign a contract detailing certain expectations such as the following:

  • Students may take a maximum of 14 credit hours during the first semester
  • Following academic guidelines presented during orientation. Orientation information will be sent by mail prior to the start of school
  • Students will enter as undeclared majors. During the first year, they will work with the Director for Student Achievement to develop an academic success plan.
  • Students declare an intended major after fulfilling the requirements of the academic success plan.
  • Evaluate any co-curricular activities with the Achievement Center Director before agreeing to participate.
  • Meet weekly during the fall semester with a study skills coach within the Achievement Center
  • Regularly attend classes for all courses. AIM students cannot have more than two unexcused absences for any course
  • To learn more about unexcused absences see the attendance policy in the university catalog
  • Cornerstones attendance is monitored differently from other courses. The Cornerstones grade will be reduced one full letter grade for each unexcused absence
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 at the conclusion of the fall semester
  • The Admissions and Standards Committee may review the records of any student who has earned fewer than 20 hours and has a cumulative GPA below 1.20. A student in this situation may be suspended for failure to make satisfactory progress. 

AIM PROGRAM ORIENTATION

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR STUDENT ATHLETES

Student-athletes are part of the LETU campus community and are treated like all other members of the general student body, which means we help them stay focused on being a student first. Athletics provide valuable "life lessons," which often translates into becoming a better student and a responsible citizen. Student-athletes:

  • Are subject to admission and academic performance standards consistent with the general student body.
  • Are not provided any special services or support from the institution than what is offered to other students or student groups.

STUDY HALL FOR ATHLETES

The Achievement Center provides an environment conducive to studying for all students. The center includes a computer lab, printer, wireless access and a study area.

Student-athletes may be required to complete 4 hours of study hall each week at the Achievement Center or designated team study hall. Study hours are required for all incoming freshmen, transfer students, and returning student-athletes with the minimum GPA determined by the head coach.

Student-athletes will be notified by their coach if they are required to complete study hours, and they will be expected to do so until their academic status changes. All coaches have access to weekly study hall attendance data.

WHAT IS A LEARNING STRATEGIES CONSULTATION?

Our Learning Strategies Coaches are undergraduate students trained to help you master the academic skills you need to be successful in your college courses.

Coaches can help you discover strategies targeted to your specific learning style and needs. Application is always made to your current course work.

 

LEARNING STRATEGIES COACHES WILL HELP YOU:

  • Meet the challenge and responsibility of college learning
  • Improve the quality of your academic performance
  • Get the most out of the time you invest in learning
  • Become a more confident and independent learner
  • Prepare for life-long learning

 

FREE ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Note Taking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Test Taking
  • Test Preparation
  • Test Anxiety
  • Concentration

 

LOCATION & HOURS

All Learning Strategies consultations are located in the Achievement Center on the second floor of the Allen Family Student Center (room 237) and are scheduled Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, contact AchievementCenter@letu.edu

 


BECOMING A LEARNING STRATEGIES COACH

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred candidates enjoy working with students, giving presentations to large and small groups of students, and completing projects on time. Study Skills Coaches work with many first-year students to help them with issues related to their transition from high school to college. Preferred candidates will possess a desire to help these students succeed by assessing their needs and supporting their development of skills so that they may attain their academic goals. Interested individuals must be able to work approximately 10 hours per week.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Friendly personality
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
  • Must be creative and motivated
  • Tutoring experience preferred, but not necessary

 If you are interested in becoming a coach, contact AchievementCenter@letu.edu

For free learning strategies resources, stop by the Achievement Center (2nd floor, Allen Family Student Center), or just click on the links below.

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