Pathways to Academic Student Success Program
Pathways is a community of support
Pathways, a program designed to support first-generation and Pell-eligible students, will provide you with a community of faculty, staff and students who are dedicated to walking alongside you on your journey to graduation.
What is Pathways?
Pathways is a part of Central Michigan University's Office of Student Success.
The program is funded by a six-year Select Student Support Services (4S) grant which is administered via Michigan’s Work Force Development Agency and the Kings-Chavez-Parks initiative.
Who does Pathways serve?
The Pathways program is designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation and Pell grant-eligible students. First-generation students are those whose parents have not attained higher than an associate's degree. Pell grant eligibility is determined by the student’s expected family contribution (EFC) on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pathways targets these students and then connects them to services and resources to help them achieve:
- Increased grade point averages.
- Advancement in their academic standing.
- Increased acceptance into majors.
- Increased graduation rates.
You may be eligible to participate in Pathways if you are:
- First Generation
Your parents (both) did not receive a 4-year college degree.
- Economically Disadvantaged
Must meet income-based requirements determined by federal guidelines by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Steps to apply to the program
Contact the Pathways Office at 989-774-3630 if you have questions!
How you'll benefit from Pathways:
- Get support and guidance from your Pathways mentor.
- Take classes with other Pathways scholars.
- Develop a personalized academic plan with your Pathways academic advisor.
- Receive one-to-one support to help you reach your academic goals and get you to graduation.