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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 October 17, 2014.
    • Workshop #2 (part A and part B) must be completed by December 5, 2014.
  • Attend the Majors and Minors Fair on Tuesday, September 16th 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Preston Center.
  • Complete MAP-Works® Fall Transition Survey by September 27, 2014.
    • Survey is emailed to your Toppermail on September 14, 2014.
  • Compose a reflection paper detailing the overall BEP experience. This paper is due at the end of the semester before finals week.
  • Allow parents/guardians to inquire about their academic progress, grades, attendance, etc.

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 Last Modified 9/11/14