Rider Achievement Program. A student centered progression. Advising Locally, Thinking Globally NACADA June 9, 2009. Mary Beth Carstens, Associate Director, Student Success Center. Today’s Agenda. Rider Achievement Program Participants Components Goals Requirements
A student centered progression
Advising Locally, Thinking Globally
June 9, 2009
Mary Beth Carstens, Associate Director, Student Success Center
3958 are Full time UG (freshman class b/w 900 and 1000)
833 are Part time UG 1220 are Graduate
Support that makes a difference
Information taken from RAP Fact Sheet sent with acceptance letter:
Why was I admitted through the Rider Achievement Program?
Real success in college and career requires that the individual fully realize his or her potential. You were admitted through RAP because your academic record shows that you possess promise to succeed at Rider by taking advantage of the features of RAP that are designed to help you develop your talents and skills.
What is RAP?
The Rider Achievement Program is a unique academic program offered through Rider’s Student Success Center, where you are empowered with the strategies needed to be an independent and successful learner. RAP offers first-year students a highly specialized learning experience and is designed to give motivated students the assistance and guidance to achieve.
How does a student successfully complete RAP?
To successfully complete RAP and matriculate to a Rider University major, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 at the end of your freshman year and successfully complete the Freshman Seminar course.
A student’s bridge to success
“The Summer Bridge Program is the
perfect opportunity to begin coping
with pre-college anxiety.”
- RAP student, Class of 2010, Irvington, NJ
“RAP has not only helped me succeed in college,
it has made me realize what I need to do in order to succeed in the future.”
-RAP student, Class of 2011, Medford, NJ
Placement: Introduction to Expository Writing, College Reading
Student is an undecided Liberal Arts major and intends a Psychology degree.
FALL SEMESTER Course Schedule:
TOTAL CREDITS: 12
10-week seminar for all Rider first-year students
RAP Freshman Seminar Topics Include:
What’s Rappenin’ and survival kits
What’s your learning style?
Party Game – Career Exploration
But Were Afraid to Ask…
“The RAP program has been my big sister since I started. The staff gave me positive
reinforcement and genuinely cared about my progress here at Rider.”
- RAP student, Class of 2008, Toms River, NJ
Student Success Center (SSC)
Professional and Peer Tutoring
Tutor training programs are nationally certified
Math Skills Lab
Provides Math Skills Lab (MTH 100S) for Liberal Arts, Science and Education students
who do not meet placement criteria for college level mathematics
"RAP made a huge impact on my life and is the reason why I am succeeding with my college years."
- RAP student, Class of 2011, Old Bridge, NJ
“The Rider Achievement Program gave me personal and academic guidance during my first year of college.
It made my transition from high school to college
less stressful by providing me with an abundance
of information and support.”
- RAP student, Class of 2011, Point Pleasant, NJ
Initial Conversation (get to know), semester expectations review, course schedule review, goal setting
Developing a Semester Plan
What’s working, what isn’t working, what do you need? Begin spring course scheduling discussions
Post-Break meeting - gearing up for second half of semester
“The Rider Achievement Program was the perfect middle road between the safety of home and the ability to let my son fly. RAP has proved to be a vital step in his independence. I knew that RAP was there (and continues to be there) to support him as he grows in confidence.”- Parent, Class of 2011, Old Bridge, NJ
“Our Peer Assistants showed us the ropes and helped us all throughout the year.”
- RAP student, Class of 2009, Dayton, NJ
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.
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