What is the Ichabod Success Institute?
The Ichabod Success Institute, based on the nationally recognized model at Georgia State University and now duplicated across the state of Georgia and beyond, is designed to support the transition of identified Topeka area high school students into Washburn University. The Ichabod Success Institute is a collaborative effort between Washburn University and area high schools to identify and increase the academic success of this shared population of students.
Overview of the Institute
The Ichabod Success Institute is a program designed to assist new first-time direct-from-high school students prepare for the academic rigor of and successful transition into Washburn University beginning with a 5-week residential program that runs from July 3 – August 3, 2017.
The Institute is a collaborative effort of the Center for Student Success, Mabee Library, Academic Affairs, the Department of English, Student Life, and Enrollment Management at Washburn University and area high schools. It seeks to recruit students from underrepresented groups (including, but not limited to: African-American, Latino, Native-American, First-Generation and, Low-Income students) to the university. It consists of coursework, activities and services that work together to put students on the path to college success:
Why Should I attend?
The transition from high school to college is challenging for all new students, and the Ichabod Success Institute gives new students a substantial advantage compared to their first-year peers. Students that complete the program enter the fall semester with:
Eligibility to participate in the Ichabod Success Institute requires the following:
For additional information, please contact James Barraclough, Director of Undergraduate Success Initiatives at 785-670-1378.