Pathways for Achieving Student Success

About PASS

Student success is our goal at ASU. To reach that goal, we focus on helping first-year students build a strong academic foundation.

Adjusting to the demands of college can take time. PASS can help first-time, full-time freshmen on academic probation (GPA below 2.00) get back on the path to academic success.

Benefits of PASS

By participating in PASS, students can refocus on academics and get re-energized to achieve academic goals. Specifically, students will:

  • identify academic goals
  • reflect on academic experiences
  • develop an action plan to achieve success
  • learn about college expectations of academic progress

Students who participate in PASS are better equipped to improve their academic GPA and move out of academic probation status, getting back on the path to success.

How PASS Works

Students with less than a 2.00 GPA are notified about their academic probation status by email prior to the start of the next semester. First-time freshmen on academic probation should:

  • attend a PASS program
  • enroll in the one credit UNI 220 Academic Refresher course during the semester immediately following notification (required)
  • attend bi-weekly meetings with an academic skills tutor, FYS Coach, or UASP professional staff

Students who participate in PASS will be granted participation points in their UNI 220 Academic Refresher course.

Register for PASS

Registration for PASS Fall 2018 is now open. PASS will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Tempe campus. Please register before Friday, August 17, 2018. 


To learn more about academic probation and what you can do to succeed in your major, contact your academic advisor.

To learn more about PASS, contact University Academic Success Programs:

NameEmail AddressCampus and Phone Number
Sarah Bennettslbennett@asu.edu480-965-9072


To learn more about the UNI 220 Academic Refresher course, contact:

NameEmail Address

Phone Number

Corinne Cortecorinne.corte@asu.eduTempe campus: 480-965-2994