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Successful students don't know it all; they know when to get the help they need.

Student First

Student First is free and open to all new freshmen. When you sign-up, we will tailor a program to meet your academic needs which might include:

    • tutoring
    • supplemental instruction,             
    • career exploration
    • and opportunities to sharpen your time management, studying, note taking and test taking skills

As part of the program, you will also be paired with a peer coach from your field of interest, so you have something in common right from the start.  Through the Student First Program, you will find and use these services early, ensuring a higher level of confidence in your decisions and a greater opportunity for academic success in your first year at Lake Superior State University. For more information, call 906-635-2887, email or stop by LIBR 101.

Visit our Student First home page for more information and to access our user-friendly self-help guides for:

  • Using Anchor Access through "MyLSSU"
  • Using the LSSU Course Catalog
  • Building your Class Schedule
  • Navigating and using the Academic Advising Website and Tools


Campus Connections

The Campus Connections Program is designed to help new LSSU students who do not live on campus with the transition to being a student at Lake Superior State University.  An LSSU staff member will work with students through their degree completion by providing continuing and supportive guidance in all areas of university life. Students will create a comprehensive and individualized academic success plan, develop critical strategies and skills for being a successful student, and participate in service learning experiences as they become active and valuable members of the LSSU community of learners. For more information, call (906) 635-2365, email or stop by LIBR 103. Campus Connections is free and open to all LSSU students.

IPASS (Individual Plan for Academic Student Success)

If at mid-term your grades reflect that you are at risk for failing some or all of your classes, you will be contacted by a representative of IPASS. The IPASS program is designed to help you gain control over your learning through pro-active communication and goal-setting, the development of intentional learning skills and study habits, and personal accountability. For more information, call (906) 635-2887, email or stop by LIBR 106.



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