Student Success Program 101
The Student Success Program 101 (SSP 101) will help you systematically develop your study skills.
Who should enrol in this program?
Any UPEI student who is not receiving the marks they would like may enrol in this program – it is open to the university community. Students are either referred to SSP 101 as a condition of their academic probation, or register voluntarily as a means to improve their study skills. SSP is not a punitive program – it is designed to give immediate help through study strategies, identification of learning styles and connecting students to other supports and resources on campus. Class enrolment is limited to 25 students promoting student engagement on campus through small group discussions/activities with students from different faculties and years of study.
Fees and registration
SSP 101 is a non-credit, ten-week course. It is taken in addition to the number of credit courses students may be restricted to by the Registrar's Office or be required to take for student loan purposes. In other words, SSP 101 is not factored into determining whether a student is full-time or part-time. Instead it is taken in addition to the student's credit course load. SSP 101 is, however, considered a legitimate educational cost by the PEI Student Loan program.
To register for Student Success Program 101, simply go online as you would any other course and select the section that works best for your schedule. Visit the "Other Fees" section of the Fees website for fee information.
Here’s what former students had to say…
“SSP allowed me to feel a personal connection with my peers as well as my instructor and… to realize that I am not alone, that other people make mistakes too… SSP made me feel like someone cared, like someone actually cared who I was and how I was doing.”
“I was tempted to take a year off after last semester, but now after taking SSP I am more confident I can do well and I want to come back next year.”
“Thank you for the ideas, suggestions and time spent in helping me do better. This was a great class.”
“I would highly recommend the Student Success Program to all students: students who need it, students who don’t, and students who have no idea either way. The structure of the class is fantastic, lots of variety, from group discussion and interaction to personal reflection to information given in the form of accessible lectures and guest presenters. Single handily this class was responsible for turning my attitude around about school, getting me motivated, and giving me the tools to succeed in the goals I set for myself. I learned organizational skills, discovered my learning style, developed note taking abilities and how to manage test stress to name a few. To find a class where a teacher actually wants to listen to what you say and cares about what you’re saying is an uncommon experience in “my having attended three different universities” opinion. If this was a mandatory class for all students I truly believe that all would learn something useful and applicable- something that would benefit not only scholastically but also personally. You would be surprised how far a little change in attitude goes. A rare gem of a class!
A Third Year, Smooth Organized Sailing, Highest Grade Average In My life, Scholarship Getting, Arts Student.”