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Step Up

Step Up

Students Taking Exceptional Pride and Upholding Progress (Step Up) is a retention initiative for WKU African-American Juniors and Seniors who are experiencing academic difficulty. These students must earn a 2.0 GPA for the current semester to avoid being academically dismissed from WKU. The intent of this initiative is to comply with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education mandates to increase retention and graduation rates of African-American students.

Students agree to:

  • Attend BEP Workshops to plan for the semester and to improve academic skills to make them better students.
    • Workshop #1 (part A and part B) must be completed by March 19, 2015.
    • Workshop #2 (part A and part B) must be completed by April 30, 2015.
  • Complete MAP-Works® Spring Transition Survey.
    • Survey is emailed to your Toppermail at the end of the third week of the semester.
  • Compose a reflection paper detailing the overall BEP experience. This paper is due at the end of workshop #2.
  • Allow parents/guardians to inquire about their academic progress, grades, attendance, etc.

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 Last Modified 12/10/14