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Access and Achievement Program
Preparing You for a Life of Achievement
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.
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.
- Scholastic achievement honored through Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society
- Systematic monitoring of academic performance
- Individualized academic advising and Intensive personal and career counseling
- Program-sponsored classes designed for optimal student/teacher interaction
- Academic workshops and events
- Enrichment and leadership activities
- Connections with summer research
- Online tutoring system
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.