College of LAS « Illinois

Access and Achievement Program

Preparing you for a life of achievement

AAP students

Established in 1968, the Access and Achievement Program (AAP) is the flagship student academic service program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Student Academic Affairs. LAS AAP provides retention services to LAS declared and undeclared students affiliated with the Educational Opportunities Program and the President’s Award Program at the University of Illinois.

It is designed to provide a supportive learning environment, promote self-advocacy, and promote students’ academic success. We strive to connect students with University resources that will complement their academic talents and will help shape their academic paths and ambitions. Our goal is to prepare students for academic success, graduation, and a life of impact.

Find the latest information about college meetings, deadlines, policies, and events:
Go to the LAS AAP Moodle.

Benefits of AAP

Creating an environment for success

AAP connects you with University resources that will complement your academic talents and will help you shape your academic paths and ambitions. If you have questions, email the office at

Who qualifies for AAP

Only students admitted to U of I through either the Educational Opportunities Program or the President’s Award Program are eligible for AAP. The University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions identifies eligible students for these two programs during the admissions process.

Students may also qualify for EOP consideration through the undeclared component of LAS AAP. See more details about the undeclared component of the LAS Access and Achievement Program.

Fall 2017 AAP Events

Freshmen are required to attend two mandatory townhall plenaries. You must attend one townhall plenary in September/October and one town hall plenary in December. View plenaries for freshmen.

Workshops are also available, targeted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in LAS AAP. View Achievement Series.

Giving and support

AAP alumni and friends can have an important impact on our students by supporting the program through gifts of time and money. Learn how you can support the program.

For more information

Access and Achievement Program
2002 Lincoln Hall
702 S. Wright St., Urbana
(217) 333-7717 or (800) 867-2378

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