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Strategies for Academic Success: A Readmission Program

The Strategies for Academic Success (SAS) Program is available for students that have been required to withdraw as a method for readmission to Laurier, led by a professional team, offers constant support, mentoring, academic advising and mandatory coursework. 


  • Registration Opens: June 4, 2018.  To register, please email to receive a link to complete your registration.
  • Limited Space Available! Fall Program has met capacity. Winter program still accepting registration.
  • $1000 program fee collected at registration.
  • Registration closes once spaces are filled.
  • Fall term registration will be filled prior to Winter registration opening.


The Strategies for Academic Success Program has been carefully designed by the Faculty of Arts to support a smooth transition back to your studies, including the following schedule of coursework: 

Term 1

(Offered in the Fall and Winter terms)

SASP001: Strategies for Academic Success 1

Non-credit course.

This course will offer students the necessary tools to be able to navigate their academic journey inside and outside the classroom, focusing on obtaining a more successful outcome through active learning activities. Weekly attendance is mandatory and completion of all assignments is required to successfully pass SASP001. The outcome of this non-credit course is a "pass" or "fail" evaluation weighted at 60%. This course runs 12-weeks in the Fall or Winter term, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:50 a.m.

Additional course of your choice

0.5 credit course.

This course will run the full term duration alongside SASP001. Select a course in consultation with your academic advisor to continue learning about what interests you the most! Standard tuition fees apply for the 0.5-credit course; students are eligible to submit applications for the part-time Canada student loans program. (Note: This funding only helps with the cost of tuition and books; it does not give the student any living allowance). 

A minimum C- is required in this course to be eligible to move forward with the program.

Term 2

(Offered in the Winter and Spring terms)

SASP002: Strategies for Academic Success 2 (Offered as AF399s)

0.5 credit course

This course will allow students to apply their previously acquired skills of reading, writing, critical thinking, organizing, and presenting to a range of topics in a faculty taught course. Weekly attendance is mandatory and completion of all assignments is required to successfully pass SASP002. This course runs 12-weeks in the Winter and Spring term, at a time to be determined.

Additional courses of your choice

2 x 0.5 credit courses (1.0 total credit).

You and your academic advisor will select two courses of interest that work toward your degree and improve your GPA. Standard tuition fees apply for the three 0.5-credit courses; students are eligible to apply for OSAP. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 4.00+ on these 1.5 credits to be eligible to move forward and to be considered for full-time studies.

Progression into Full-Time Studies

Following the successful completion of SAS terms 1 and 2, students will be assessed on their eligibility to return to full-time studies.  The following two terms will be limited to 2.0 credits and will require participation in mandatory advising with the SAS Coordinator.  See details above for specific requirements in each term.

Support for all students

A professional team facilitates the Strategies for Academic Success, creating a circle of care for all participants.  The SAS Coordinator acts as the instructor for SASP001 and Academic Advisor for all participants.  SASP002 is taught by a faculty member committed to innovative pedagogy to ensure post-secondary success.  The SAS Social Work Intern, selected from Laurier’s MSW Program, will be available to meet with all SAS participants 3 days/week at the Wellness Centre. 

For more information

Please contact to receive a link to complete your registration, or to receive more information.  For additional questions, please call 519-884-0710 x 3891.