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SI is an academic support program for students who are enrolled in historically challenging general education (GE) courses. It provides students credit (1 unit) to learn how to implement transferable academic learning strategies to increase grades in difficult college courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Economics, History and many more challenging GE courses.

SI meets twice weekly during the semester to review class lectures and discussions.

SI leaders help students to access course materials and to provide students the space and structure to ask questions, check for understanding, and test their knowledge within a safe haven in a small educational community (12-25 seats). In addition, SI leaders are liaisons between the faculty members and students.

Based on the data collected over the past few years, SI increases a student’s GPA by one-half of a letter grade when compared to other students that are not enrolled and participating in SI.

SI GPA Comparison