Program for Access to Student Services (PASS)
Program for Access to Student Services (PASS) offers you a support system for succeeding in school. We help students develop an action plan designed from an individual assessment of their needs. Peer mentoring with a Student Advisor, academic success workshops, regular contact with key faculty/staff, and referrals to University services may be included in the self-designed plan.
Pacific students participate in PASS in one of two ways:
- Scheduling ongoing academic support meetings with a SASS staff member
- Enrolling in SERV 12 (Academic Skills for Success), a one-unit student skill-building course that provides personalized academic support. At the start of each semester through reflective writing, students identify their own personal and academic goals and identify academic areas where they would like help. Topics identified by the students are added to the course content and discussed in the class for that particular semester. Throughout the semester, each student meets one-on-one with the course instructor and/or their student advisor for supplemental, individualized advising, as well as to evaluate progress in reaching individual established goals.
Newly admitted students with admission scores that are below a pre-determined cut off are enrolled in the course. Existing students, who wish to learn more about study strategies, as well as develop personal and academic goals, also often enroll in the course. Students placed on academic program are referred to the course by their school/college as a requisite of probation. In partnership with Pacific Athletics, a special section of SERV 12 is devoted to serving student-athletes.
For more information, contact PASS at 209.946.2177. Drop-in appointments are also available, visit Hand Hall room 111 or 114.