Challenge to Achievement at Pace (CAP)

The Challenge to Achievement at Pace (CAP) program is an intensive first-year academic support program designed to assist students who may not meet admission criteria but who show academic potential. Students newly enrolled in the CAP program are assigned full-time academic advisers who provide academic, personal, and career-related support and also instruct them in dedicated CAP UNV 101 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community sections. The CAP program:

  • Provides small CAP-dedicated core classes that allow students to develop a close working relationship with their professors
  • Works closely with faculty to ensure that students receive academic support and personal guidance to meet all academic expectations
  • Provides support through workshops, seminars, individual coaching and tutoring
  • Provides leadership opportunities to students qualified to become peer leaders
  • Launches all first-year students on their Pace Path, introduces them to Degree Works and transitions them to school-based advising for their sophomore year

In order to complete the CAP program and continue at the University, students must achieve a 2.0 CQPA (cumulative average), complete 24 credits, earn a grade of "C" or better in ENG 120 Critical Writing, and complete UNV 101 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community. In addition, students must satisfy specific matriculation requirements for their intended majors.