Center for Student Success

FAQs - LEAP 2014


What are the dates of the program?

July 12 through August 1
Check-in: Saturday, July 12. Check-in times will be assigned by floors. Notification of check-in times will be sent after New Student Orientation.
Welcome Session for students and parents will be at 12:30pm
Last day of LEAP is Friday, August 1st (Check-out time will start at 4:00 p.m.).

What will my daily schedule consist of?

Students will be in classes or workshops from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Week-day evenings will be for homework and program activities. There are some mandated activities on the week-ends. Students will remain on campus for the entire program period including week-ends.

Will I be able to work during LEAP?

Working during LEAP is prohibited.

Where will I be staying?

LEAP students will be housed in Erickson residence hall on ISU’s campus.

Can I bring a car?

Students may bring cars, but students are not to leave campus from Sunday night at 11:30 through Friday afternoon at 5:00. If students choose to bring cars, they will be responsible for purchasing a one-month $15 parking permit.

What do I need to bring?

A “What to Bring List” will be mailed to students. Students DO need to bring a laptop.

What courses will I be taking?

Students will take an English 101 course for 3 college credits. This basic composition course is preparation for the English rhetoric and research class. Students will also take academic skills classes to help them make a successful transition to college.
To successfully complete LEAP, students must attend all classes, workshops, and program activities, abide by the Code of Student Conduct, and pass all course work with a C+ or better.

Can I miss class for a vacation/event that has already been planned?

Attendance at all classes, workshops, and program activities is mandatory. Missing class or any program functions will be cause for the student to be removed from the program and the offer of admission to be revoked.

What happens if I don’t pass the requirements of the LEAP program?

The offer of conditional admission will be revoked and the student will be referred to a local community college.

What happens if I don’t accept this offer?

Students who decline the offer to attend LEAP will be referred to a local community college.

What happens if I defer to the spring?

Conditional offers are not offered in the spring so students cannot be considered for spring admission. Students will be referred to a local community college.

How much will it cost?

The student portion of the program cost is $360 and will provide tuition, textbooks, housing, and meals. The bulk of the cost of the program is paid by the university. Students are responsible for purchasing a parking permit, if they bring a car, and will need to bring money for laundry and miscellaneous items they may wish to buy.