Academic Success Certificate

Students study in the atrium of Exploratory Hall at the Fairfax campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

What is the Academic Success Certificate?

The Academic Success Certificate (ASC) program is a self-directed program designed to help you improve your academic performance in order to achieve your goals. Participants complete an initial assessment and receive an individually tailored plan of workshops, audiotapes, videotapes, and readings designed to enhance academic performance.

How do I begin?

  • First, call our office at 703-993-2380 and request an ASC Initial Meeting with a Learning Services staff member.
  • You will be asked to complete the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) prior to your appointment. The link for this online assessment will be emailed to you.
  • During the ASC Initial Meeting, the staff member will discuss your individual circumstances as well as the requirements for the ASC program.

What are the requirements?

1. Take the LASSI before your first appointment.
2. Attend an ASC Initial Meeting in Learning Services. During this session, you will be enrolled in the ASC Blackboard course.
3. Attend three Academic Skills workshops.
4. Complete the Academic Skills videos and journals via Blackboard Organizations (mymason.gmu.edu).
5. Take the LASSI post-assessment before the exit interview.
6. Attend an exit interview to discuss what you learned during the program and your plan for success. You will receive your certificate at this session.

How long does it take?

Allow yourself a minimum time commitment of three weeks to complete the program. Create a schedule with specific times and locations to finish the online videos and journals.

If you need further assistance, please call (703) 993-2380, email Learning Services, or come to our office in SUB I, Room 3129.

Upcoming Academic Workshops

September 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
September 1, 2019 September 2, 2019 September 3, 2019

6:00 pm: Memory Strategies

6:00 pm: Memory Strategies
September 4, 2019 September 5, 2019

1:30 pm: Focus Better

1:30 pm: Focus Better
September 6, 2019 September 7, 2019
September 8, 2019 September 9, 2019 September 10, 2019

10:30 am: Note Taking During Class

10:30 am: Note Taking During Class
September 11, 2019

4:30 pm: Overcoming Procrastination

4:30 pm: Overcoming Procrastination
September 12, 2019 September 13, 2019 September 14, 2019
September 15, 2019 September 16, 2019

3:00 pm: How to Study for Online Courses

3:00 pm: How to Study for Online Courses
September 17, 2019

10:30 am: Motivation & Goal-Setting

10:30 am: Motivation & Goal-Setting
September 18, 2019 September 19, 2019 September 20, 2019

12:00 pm: College Reading Strategies

12:00 pm: College Reading Strategies
September 21, 2019
September 22, 2019 September 23, 2019 September 24, 2019

3:00 pm: Scheduling & Time Management

3:00 pm: Scheduling & Time Management
September 25, 2019

4:30 pm: Exam Strategies

4:30 pm: Exam Strategies
September 26, 2019 September 27, 2019

1:30 pm: Sleep Better

1:30 pm: Sleep Better
September 28, 2019
September 29, 2019 September 30, 2019

1:30 pm: Managing Academic Anxiety

1:30 pm: Managing Academic Anxiety
October 1, 2019 October 2, 2019

4:30 pm: Note Taking During Class

4:30 pm: Note Taking During Class
October 3, 2019

3:00 pm: Science & Math Study Strategies

3:00 pm: Science & Math Study Strategies
October 4, 2019 October 5, 2019

Upcoming Events