Trailblazer Success Program (TSP) is a new program created to support the 3-2-1 vision of the MCLA athletics department. One main component of this vision is to assist all student-athletes in reaching and maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA.
First Years, Transfers, and New Student-Athletes:
During the first semester at MCLA these student-athletes are required to complete 4 hours of study hall a week and have meetings with the Coordinator of Academic Success & Diversity (CASD). After the first semester is completed they will be categorized by that semester’s GPA (see table below).
The previous semester’s GPA will dictate what column the student-athlete falls into.
|3.0-4.0 GPA||2.5-2.99 GPA||2.49 & below|
|Meet with CASD during first month
||Meet with CASD on a biweekly basis
||Meet with CASD on a weekly basis
|No required Study Hall
||Study Hall required- 2 hours a week
||Study Hall required- 4 hours a week
|No professor check-ins
Student-athletes have the option to have additional meetings or attend more study halls than their previous semester GPA requires. Email Erica Li, CASD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the office (CC 315B) to schedule meetings.
First Meetings & Meetings throughout the Semester:
Student-athletes must bring syllabi for all enrolled classes within the respective semester. Additionally, for both the first meeting and meetings throughout the semester the student-athlete must bring the schedule worksheet that is filled out for the upcoming week. For meetings throughout the semester, students must bring in graded assignments, tests, quizzes, etc. to determine academic progress. Meetings will run 15 minutes.
Monday through Friday: 10 am to 4 pm: scheduled meetings
Meetings are held in CASD office, which is located in the Campus Center (315B). If there is a pressing need, please send me an email or swing by my office at any time.
Study Hall- Located in Bowman 119
There are study hall alternatives. A student-athlete can only use alternatives to count as half of their required hours per week. Student-athletes must get a study hall alternative form signed and returned back to CASD by the Friday of that week. Also, a student-athlete is required to attend a full requirement of study hall hours biweekly. Please get in contact if there are conflicts with meeting the requirements.
- Study hall alternatives include: meeting with a CSSE tutor, appointment at the Writing Studio, attending a professor or teacher assistant run review sessions, attending a SI (supplemental instruction) session, and attending CSSE-run workshops. If you think anything else could be an alternative, you need to discuss this with CASD beforehand.