The ExSEL Program is free, but students are required to enroll in the one-credit UN 1000 Frameworks for Success course. Upon enrollment, this course is added to their schedule by the registrar.
- Weekly mentor meetings for five weeks in the fall semester. (See #9)
- Meetings with ExSEL staff, a minimum of two times per semester.
- Complete the UN 1000 Frameworks for Success course. (See #12)
- Utilize the resources of the learning centers on campus.
- Participation is required to maintain enrollment in the ExSEL Program.
It is very easy to sign up on line by visiting our ExSEL Program page and completing the online contract.
- Yes, attend the Parent/Student Orientation Meeting (day, time, and location TBD).
- You will automatically be enrolled by the registrar in UN 1000, so reference your class schedule during O-Week to see what days/time your class section meets.
In the 2023-24 academic year, incoming first-year and transfer students were invited to participate in the ExSEL Program based on being identified as having factors that have historically impacted retention rates at the University.
You are encouraged to sign up even if you weren't invited to join; however, you should note that the deadline for our original invitees is Monday, January 2, 2023. After that deadline, as long as there are openings in the program, you may participate.
- Yes, if there is still space; please submit a contract (See #2) right away.
- Please note that the deadline is used to encourage students to turn in their contract as soon as possible, but if there is space available we can accept students until the start of classes.
- General support from staff through one-on-one meetings, email communication, etc.
- Each student will be assigned a peer mentor. (See #9)
- Success strategies in the UN 1000 Frameworks for Success class.
- Midterm grade monitoring allows time to identify any needed support. (See #10)
- Each ExSEL participant will be paired with a peer mentor for one-on-one meetings.
- Our peer mentors are upper-level students who are often past participants of the ExSEL Program.
- This provides an opportunity for students to share experiences and ask an upperclassman questions about being successful and adjusting to college life at Michigan Tech.
- Students and their mentors will arrange a regular meeting time and get together once a week.
- After the five required weeks, continuing to meet with your peer mentor is optional.
- All first-year students have their midterm grades made available to them. These are indications of Satisfactory (at or above a C) or Unsatisfactory (below a C) progress.
- Students transferring with more than 30 credits from another institution or who are not first-year students do not receive midterm grades.
- Only if the student has given their parents Banweb guest access.
- We are glad to help whatever way we can, but we prefer that the student share the specifics of their performance with the parent or guardian.
- We do not have access to a student's daily attendance or daily/weekly performance grades in courses; only individual instructors have that information.
- Parent(s) or guardian(s) may access midterm and final grades on Banweb with the appropriate guest access.
- Every year we have students who opt to enroll in both programs.
- Students may decide if ExSEL resources would be a helpful addition to the learning community support, and if so, they must take UN 1000 in lieu of UN 1010 (the learning community required course).
- If students decide to enroll only in a learning community, they are still encouraged to take advantage of the academic support opportunities provided by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success.
ExSEL sends emails to notify students of academic opportunities, special events, and other important information.
If you have any questions you may email the Wahtera Center Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.