EARLY SUCCESS PROGRAM (ESP)

Student Life
Center for Student Success
Early Success Program (ESP)
ESP Program Leaders
ESP Highlights
Incoming ESP Students

 For More Information, Contact:


Brenda Simmonds
Counselor

simmonds@rmu.edu
412-397-5241 phone
412-397-6316 fax
Nicholson Center 2nd
Moon Campus

FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > STUDENT LIFE > CENTER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS > EARLY SUCCESS PROGRAM (ESP)
Early Success Program (ESP)

Orientation Week 2014

August 15-21

Early Success Program students arrive to campus one week prior to the start of freshmen orientation. 
During this week, ESP students participate in:

Variety of skill-based workshops
Downtown Pittsburgh cultural tours
Community service activity
Team-building
Social activities

 
ESP students will also have the opportunity to
interact with
 personnel from the following
University offices:

 ×  Academic Services  ×  IT Department
 ×  Career Center  ×  Public Safety
 ×  Center for Student Success  ×  Residence Life
 × Financial Aid  × Student Life
 ×  Global Engagement  ×  University Library

Requirements During The First Year

1. ESP students check in with their counselor in the Center for Student Success each week in the fall and bi-weekly in the spring.

2. Students attend weekly workshops and study groups on the  following skills:  Grammar Usage, Math Testing, Documentation, Writing, Presentations, and Organization.

3. Students participate in tutoring as recommended by their counselor.

 
 

 The skills-based workshops will include the following topics:

 × Grammar Skills  × Critical Thinking
 × Math Strategies  × Living Independently
 × College Writing and
    Email
 × Understanding the Cost
   of College
 × Learning Strategies  × Choosing a Major
 × Decision-making skills
× Time Management
 × Using RMU’s Tutoring 
   and Counseling Services

 


 Priority Registration*

Students who complete these requirements receive priority registration for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015


* Students at RMU register in order of credit accumulation.  Ordinarily,  first-year students are the last to register for courses. Priority Registration   status is given to students who complete the ESP Requirements.


 Past Program Highlights  Meet the 2013 ESP Leaders