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Week of January 22, 2007

ASP Small Group Petitions

The Academic Support Program (ASP) is designed to ensure that all students at Chicago-Kent College of Law develop the skills to succeed academically. The program provides valuable information to all students to empower them to become effective learners. The program also provides additional assistance to students who may find law school especially challenging.

The ASP Small Group Sessions are one aspect of this program. The Small Group Sessions provide the opportunity for a limited number of students to improve skills necessary for success in law school by providing coaching from teaching assistants. These weekly one-hour meetings are not review sessions of class material; the lessons focus on skills enhancement in the context of the class subject matter.

Although participation in the program is voluntary, if you are accepted into the program, you are required to attend all small group sessions offered each week. Day students must attend all three meetings each week, while evening students meet twice each week. This attendance policy is required to provide continuity to the small group sessions.

Once last semester's grades are submitted and grade point averages have been calculated, we will send letters to a select group of first year students inviting them to participate in the ASP small group sessions. Students who do not receive invitations can petition to join the small group sessions.

For the spring semester, petitions will be accepted from students who grades are below 3.0. Students who meet with guideline and are interested in joining the small group sessions should submit a written petition to Dean Sowle. If you were in ASP during the Fall semester, you will not be automatically enrolled for the Spring and will need to complete a petition if you intend to continue your participation. For the spring 2007 semester, petitions are due by February 9, 2007. Petitions can not be completed until after grade point averages have been calculated. Click here to access the petition form. You can find more information about the ASP program on the ASP website.

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