summer1If you’re the parent of a currently enrolled freshman who will not have accumulated at least 30 credit hours by the completion of the 2016-2017 academic year (including any AP, transfer, or college credits earned in high school), you may be interested to learn more about the Student Success Assistance Program.

SSAP is a great opportunity for your student to get back on track academically by taking summer courses at Canisius at a discounted rate.

The program’s objective is to promote a four- year graduation goal by encouraging first-year students who are academically off track, to make up credits during the summer months prior to the start of their second year. In general, first-year students will accumulate 30 credit hours by the conclusion of the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters (please note: students majoring in the natural sciences may be considered off-track if they have not completed at least 28 credit hours depending upon math placement). If a student has either withdrawn from a course during a given semester and/or fails to achieve a passing grade, he or she may be considered off track. Special exceptions may be made for students who attended for only one semester or transferred in during the academic year.

SSAP offers a grant to help eligible students offset the cost of summer courses (including online courses) by covering up to two-thirds of the tuition (fees not included). Please note that one-credit hour labs are not eligible for the grant. Free, on-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible SSAP participants for the duration of their summer class(es) only. .

SSAP 2017 tuition: $999.00 for one three-credit hour class plus fees.  College Fee-$13.00 / credit hour and Technology Fee: $7.50 / credit hour

Students who are deemed eligible, will receive information about the Student Success Assistance Program via postal mail and e-mail in the near future. If your student does not receive any information but believes that he or she may be eligible, an application (located in the Griff Center for Academic Engagement-Old Main 013) may be completed and submitted to the Griff Center for review.  Alternately, your student may call the Griff Center at 888-2170 or stop in to set up an appointment with a staff member to have his or her Griff Audit reviewed.