UC Clermont

College Success Program

College Success Program students

Our Support. Your Success.

The College Success Program prepares students for college-level courses while equipping them to succeed academically, personally and professionally. We aim to build on fundamental skills and empower students with attitudes leading to life-long learning.

How Does the College Success Program Help Students?

  • Easy access to personal and academic assistance from a professional staff
  • Courses scheduled for easy transition to college-level learning
  • Study strategies sessions including:
    • Time management
    • University technology
    • Juggling responsibilities
    • Test anxiety
  • One-on-one guidance in setting academic goals
  • Gain confidence while building personal and professional skills


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Lesley Dorhout

Educational Advisor, College Success Program

(513) 732-5316

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Nikki Gamm

Academic Advisor

(513) 732-5234

CSP Requirements

  • At orientation, meet CSP staff and sign learning agreement (PDF). The learning agreement describes the expectations of students within the program.
  • Register for classes with guidance from CSP staff.
  • Meet individually with CSP staff four times throughout the semester. See CSP Student Responsibilites (PDF) for additional information.
  • Complete mid-term progress report. See Academic Monitoring Form (PDF) for more info.
  • Study five hours each week in the library, Academic Success Center or other approved space.
  • Earn a 2.0 GPA at the end of two semesters.
  • Complete 67 percent of registered credit hours each semester.


Most CSP students complete the program within two semesters. If a student is not fulfilling all requirements of the College Success Program learning agreement within two semesters, the student’s course registration will be blocked for one full year.