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First Year Success BannerFirst Year Success Program

The First Year Success Program (FSP) is a mandatory program designed for freshmen who are on academic probation (AP) for the first time.

We understand that there are many factors that likely led to academic difficulty during your first year at Cal Poly. Our goal with this program is to provide you with the skills, resources, and support that you need to move toward success in future quarters.

How the First Year Success Program works:

Students who are on Academic Probation for the first time after fall or winter quarter will be enrolled in the First Year Success Program Canvas.

STEP 1

Students will be notified of probation status via an email from the Registrar's office. This will be sent to students' official Cal Poly email address, as will all other program communication.

Students should review the FSP Canvas, paying special attention to each module, deadlines, and FAQs.

Students will also complete a pre-workshop survey and sign-up for an FSP Workshop. Students will get confirmed information as to the date and time of their workshop to their Cal Poly email.

STEP 2

Students must complete the pre-workshop assignments before attending the FSP Workshop.

Students will then attend their assigned workshop at the beginning of the quarter. The workshop will consist of a large group session, followed by small group breakouts led by their academic coach.

Students will also be expected to complete the post-workshop survey before leaving the workshop.

STEP 3

After attending a workshop, students are required to select a mandatory follow-up assignment.

Option 1: Visit and utilize a campus resource & complete a reflection

Option 2: Schedule a follow-up meeting with their FSP academic coach & complete a reflection

Students will receive more information about these options via Canvas.


How the First Year Success Program 2.0 works:

FSP 2.0 is designed for first year students who are on academic probation for the second time. 

This experience will build upon your previous experience with FSP while continuing to provide support and development as you complete your first year at Cal Poly.

STEP 1

Students will be notified of probation status via an email from the Registrar's office. This will be sent to students' official Cal Poly email address, as will all other program communication.

Students should review the FSP Canvas, paying special attention to each module, deadlines, and FAQs.

Students will also be expected to complete a survey by the beginning of the quarter.

STEP 2

Students will meet with an Academic Advisor to explore and complete an academic contract. 

Students should monitor their Cal Poly email for instructions about setting up an appointment and can also refer to Canvas for additional information.

STEP 3

Students will engage with resources that will support personal and career development. After completing this remaining component, students will conduct their final reflections through a post-survey. 

Information about these final components can be found on Canvas.

Learn more about the Program Background

How Faculty or Staff can become an Academic Coach

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