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Strategies for Academic Success: A Readmission Program

The Strategies for Academic Success (SAS) Program is available for any student that has been required to withdraw as a method for readmission to Laurier. This includes students from all programs across both the Waterloo campus and Brantford campus.  The SAS program is led by a professional team, offering constant support, mentoring, academic advising and mandatory coursework. 


  • Click here to register. Registration will open on Monday June 3, 2019.   
  • Limited Space Available! 
  • $1200.00 program fee will be collected at registration.
  • Registration closes once spaces are filled.
  • Both Fall and Winter term registration will be available as of June 3, 2019.
  • For more information please email


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, Winter and Spring term)

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, Winter or Spring term.

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! Business (BU) and Economics (EC) courses are not permitted during this term. 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

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 term following SASP001.

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 in a General BA degree.

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 in a General BA degree.  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. 

For more information

Please contact for more information, or please call 519-884-0710 x 3891.