Academic Success Program FAQ's

  • Q: My acceptance letter indicated that I was selected to participate in ASP. Does that mean I am required to attend?
    A: Yes. If your acceptance letter indicates you have been selected to attend ASP, attendance in the pre-matriculation program and all fall workshops is a condition of your admission.

    Q: If my acceptance letter states that I must participate in ASP as a condition of my admission, do I still have to register?
    A: No. You have a guaranteed place in the pre-matriculation program and fall workshops. After paying your second deposit, you will be registered automatically.

    Q: If my acceptance letter states that I must participate in ASP as a condition of my admission, am I automatically required to participate in Fall Semester ASP?
    A: Yes. Students who are required to participate in Summer ASP as a condition of their admission are also required to participate in Fall ASP unless the Director of Academic Support determines, based on the results of their two practice exams, that they will not be likely to benefit from the assistance provided in Fall ASP. Students who are excused from participating in Fall ASP will be notified before classes begin.

    Q: If my acceptance letter states that I must participate in ASP as a condition of my admission, am I automatically required to participate in Spring Semester ASP?
    A: No.  Spring Semester ASP is required for students whose Fall Semester grades indicate that they are likely to benefit from the additional assistance provided in Spring ASP. First-year students will be advised whether they are required to participate in Spring ASP after Fall Semester grades have been posted.

     Q: My acceptance letter did not indicate that I was selected to participate in ASP. Am I still able to attend?
    A: Yes. The pre-matriculation program and workshops are open to all first-year students. There is a charge to attend the pre-matriculation program, and entering students may enroll until space in the program is filled. Any student may attend the workshops during the regular academic year free of charge. 

    Q: Do I need to purchase books for ASP?
    A: No. All materials are provided free of charge.

    Q: Is there homework for ASP?
    A: Students in the pre-matriculation program should plan to study approximately 1 to 3 hours in preparation for each day of the program. During the regular academic year, the ASP program typically does not assign homework.

    Q: Is there a dress code for ASP?
    A: Although ASP does not have a formal dress code, we ask that you consider the appropriateness of your attire before coming to the program. Although you may dress comfortably, please dress thoughtfully, keeping in mind that the people around you will be your colleagues throughout law school and your legal career.

    Q: Must I attend all of the ASP classes?
    A: All students participating in the pre-matriculation program must attend every session, unless a rare exception is granted by the Director Academic Success. During the regular academic year, students required to participate in the program must attend all workshops. All first-year students may attend the workshops, even if their attendance is not required.

    Q: What is the daily schedule in Summer ASP?
    A:  In the day program, classes run from 1:00 pm to approximately 4:45 pm weekdays and weekends;  In the evening program, classes run on weekday days from 5:30 pm  to approximately 9:15 pm and on the two Saturdays from 1:00 pm  to approximately 4;45 p.m. The 2014 Program runs from Saturday, August 09, 2014- August 19, 2014, with no sessions on Sunday August 10 or Sunday August 17.
     
    Q: Where should I direct my questions about ASP?
    A: To learn more about ASP, contact Professor Jeff Ferriell, Director of the Academic Success Program, 614-236-6683