Student Academic Success
Purpose and Goals
The mission of Student Academic Success is to identify academic and social roadblocks to persistence and graduation in order to develop and initiate campus-wide policies, programs and services aimed at increasing academic success.
Building upon the successes of PVAMU’s current first-year retention programs, the Academy for Collegiate Excellence and Student Success (ACCESS) and University College, leading retention data and recognized “best practices”, the Office of Student Academic Success identifies academic and social roadblocks to persistence and graduation in order to implement campus-wide policies, programs and services in the areas of academic advisement, academic enhancement and student life. The Office of Student Academic Success administers campus-wide retention, persistence and graduation initiatives through the services provided by the Center for the Oversight and Management of Personalized Academic Student Success (COMPASS) and the Panther Pride Summer Bridge Program.
COMPASS is designed to help Prairie View A&M Students in their second year and beyond navigate towards graduation by providing academic advisement and academic counseling, readmission assistance for “stop-out” students, campus-wide referrals, tutorial services, and academic life enhancing workshops.
Panther Pride is a highly structured five (5) week summer program designed for incoming Prairie View first-year students who are Texas residents. Program participants will have the opportunity to complete six (6) semester credit hours of college level coursework, experience residence life by staying on campus, take part in academic and social enhancement workshops, and network with faculty, staff, and administrators.