Student Success Programs


The division of Retention & Student Success hosted the KU Success Conference on January 25, 2020.  The students that attended the KU Success Conference learned new academic success strategies; connected with faculty, staff and other students and gained insight from students who increased their academic success. 

If you have any questions, please contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at


KU Succeed is an academic recovery program for students that are no longer in good academic standing (Academic Warning or Probation).  The program was designed to help students to return to good academic standing by providing a framework for academic success.  This framework includes skill-building seminars, mentoring, and educational and personal advising. 

The KU Succeed program strives to increase the retention and graduation rate of participating students by focusing on the needs of individual students and offering academic support, specialized advising, and other services.  KU Succeed seeks to provide academic services and guidance to support skills and attitudes that have been proven beneficial to students in their pursuit of excellence at KU.

To attend KU Succeed, contact R. Chad Brown, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Success at


Success Academy is a program designed to support your success and allow you to ROAR your loudest freshman year.  Based on your high school grades and test scores, you would benefit from our Success Academy program that assists you in your transition into college and provides academic support going into your freshman year. 

Students who attend the Success Academy will be able to:

  • identify campus resources to support the transition from high school to college
  • understand growth and fixed mindset and how this impacts college success
  • recognize study skills needed for college-level work
  • name personal motivation factors and challenges related to college success
  • identify academic and career resources available at KU

    There is no cost associated with this program.  Space in this program is limited to the first 150 students on a first-come, first-served basis until filled.  Submit your Advance Registration Deposit (ARD) and Success Academy registration form to secure your place in this program.

The Success Academy takes place August 19-21, 2020; a few days before the start of the fall semester. If you have any questions, please contact 610-683-4007 or email