The Academy

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The Academy is located in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Library.

Please visit our online scheduler to book an appointment with your academic support advisor. (You will need to register an account if you haven’t already; use your same WJU login credentials.)

The Academy’s academic support programs (AASP) were created to partner with the academic support needs of first-year, continuing, and transfer students admitted to William Jessup University. All academic support programs listed below are linked to study skills services provided in the Learning Commons, including the Writing Center and tutoring in (primarily) math and other general education subjects. The following Academic Support Programs are offered to New and Transfer students upon application and acceptance:

Freshmen Academy

Freshmen Academy is a required orientation program for new students in need of academic support who are considered for admission to William Jessup University. The program structure is limited to two semesters, where students are registered as a cohort. Academy students are pre-registered for their fall and spring semester courses, and students are able to graduate in four years. Optional Academic Interventions provided: tutoring, personal learning assessment, writing skills development, academic & career advisement, special needs services, Early Alert monitoring and referral. Additional academic support programs are available upon assessment of need.

Example of Freshmen Academy curriculum:

Fall Semester

Freshmen Academy (LDRS 15301)                2

Freshmen Year Experience (LDRS 153)        1

Contemporary Discipleship (LDRS 152a)     3

Christian Foundations (BIBL 101 or 104)     3

Fundamentals of Writing (ENGL 092)           3

General Mathematics (Math 092)                  3

Spring Semester

Spiritual Formation Group                      Cr/Nc

Christian Foundations (BIBL 104 or 101)     3

Composition I (Academy – ENGL 101a)        3

Analytical Inquiry (Math 100)

or College Algebra (Math 101)                       3

GE Electives                                                     3-9

Upon receipt of your enrollment deposit, you will be registered and placed in the appropriate Academy program and course requirements. The enrollment deposit of $750 is confirmation of your commitment to WJU and the Academy. It covers the one time $500 Academy fee and $250 toward tuition. Mr Andre Mendoza will contact you prior to your first term, outlining your requirements and program expectations.

Transfer Academy

Transfer Academy is designed to assist new transfer students who are recommended for academic support. Students are registered for a one-unit semester orientation course with university faculty.

Upon receipt of your enrollment deposit, you will be registered and placed in the appropriate Academy program and course requirements. The enrollment deposit of $750 is confirmation of your commitment to WJU and the Academy. It covers the one time $500 Academy fee and $250 toward tuition. Mr Andre Mendoza will contact you prior to your first term, outlining your requirements and program expectations.

Contact

Vicki Quirarte, Dean for Academic Excellence

vquirarte@jessup.edu  /  (916) 577-2291

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