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Pathways to Academic Student Success

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 program designed to support students through the maze of achieving higher education. We walk alongside of you on your PATH to graduation. By participating in Pathways, students have a community of faculty, staff, and peers dedicated to ensuring success while at CMU!  Our main program goals will help students achieve the following:

  • Increased grade point average.
  • Advancement in academic standing from year to year.
  • Increased acceptance into majors.
  • Increase graduation rates. 

How will you benefit from Pathways?

  • Take classes with other Pathways scholars, including First Year Experience which will acclimate you to CMU and provide you with many resources for success! 
  • Develop a personalized academic plan with your Pathways Coach.
  • Receive one-to-one support to help you reach your academic and career goals and get you to graduation.
  • Tap into many Pathways resources including tutoring, study tables, community connection, cultural enrichment, travel opportunities, and professional development.
  • Get support and guidance from your Pathways mentor.

Program eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in Pathways if you are:

  1. Economically Disadvantaged: Must meet income-based requirements determined by federal guidelines on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Generally, this includes students who qualify/receive the federal Pell Grant. 


    Academically Disadvantaged

  2. First-Generation College Student: Student whose parents did attend a four-year institution of higher education immediately following high school. 

  3. Resident of the State of Michigan


Want to learn more?

Want to learn more about Pathways and check your eligibility status? Complete this form and a member of our team will get back to you regarding your status with our program!

Click here to complete our program interest form

Pathways to Academic Student Success is part of Central Michigan University's Office of Student Success. This 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 (KCP).  The goal of the KCP Initiative is to increase the number of Michigan's academically- or economically-disadvantaged citizens who have the opportunity to complete college degrees and experience career success as active participants in a knowledge-based global economy.

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"Pathways empowers and enables Scholars by providing resources and necessary support. I am proud to be a graduate of this extraordinary program!"