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Academic Life

Academic Assistance Program

The Academic Assistance Program is designed to meet the needs of first-year, degree-seeking students whose ACT scores and/or high school grades do not meet the criteria for general admission. This program consists of a prescribed set of courses selected to develop the skills needed to succeed in university. The hours are limited, and the student’s progress will be monitored. For more information contact Ms. Kyndra Archenbronn.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Services provides students with assistance in many areas. Those students with documented disabilities can be given accommodations based on their disability, for example,  extra time on tests for students with learning disabilities, closed caption videos for deaf students, large print texts for visually impaired students, etc. Other students who just need help with basic study skills, organizational strategies, reading, writing, and/or mathematics can meet one-on-one with tutors throughout the semester. All PIU students can participate in the tutor-led study sessions for quizzes and exams. Our tutors are also qualified to teach research skills and give guidance with the writing of academic essays and research papers. We are here to serve the student body of PIU so that they can be successful in all of their classes. The Student Success Center is housed within the library. Hours of operation are sent out via email each week. Contact Ms. Kyndra Archenbronn, the Student Success Services Director, if you need assistance.

Dean's List

A full-time student is placed on the Dean’s List when his/her semester grade point average is 3.30 or higher. This honor is in recognition of scholastic attainment and in keeping with the biblical injunction of Romans 13:7 to give honor to whom it is due.