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.
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 LAS-AAP-HELP@illinois.edu.
- Scholastic achievement honored through award recognition and/or participation in the National Society of Leadership and Success
- 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
- Animal Biology/AAP Summer Research Fellowship
- Summer research programs compiled by the Association of American Medical Colleges
- Stop by the AAP office to see other research opportunities
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
LAS Student Handbook
- Majors and minors
- Degree requirements
- Course Guidelines
- Academic Integrity
- Academic Standing
- Attendance & Withdrawals
- Dates and deadlines
- Advising and support
- LAS Honors
- International Programs
- Access and Achievement Program
Careers and Extracurricular Development
- Life + Career Design Initiative
- Student organizations
- LAS Lineup enewsletter
- For Parents
- Statement on Inclusivity