Learning Effectiveness in Action Program (LEAP)

Hosted at JWU’s Providence Campus, Wildcat LEAP is a fee-based educational program designed to help students discover how they learn and to develop specific strategies to enhance their learning. The program includes one-on-one support, small group instruction, and a three-credit course available only to LEAP participants.

Program Structure
Wildcat LEAP is a 10-month program, operating July through May.

The JWU experience begins with a 10-day intensive summer program designed to support students through the transition from high school to college. Participants explore the many supports available to them at JWU, begin to learn about themselves and their learning styles, and develop peer supports within their LEAP cohort.

Throughout the fall semester, LEAP participants benefit from biweekly individualized support from their LEAP learning specialist. In addition to one-on-one support, the cohort is enrolled in a three-credit course designed specifically for and available only to LEAP participants.

The program continues through the spring semester with biweekly one-on-one meetings with their LEAP learning specialist as well as workshops on topics selected by the LEAP cohort. The program concludes with the development of a Wildcat LEAP student academic portfolio that demonstrates comprehensive evidence of applied learning strategies.

LEAP is ideally suited for students with executive function challenges. Those with ADHD and/or specific learning disabilities qualify for the program. LEAP is not for other types of disabilities.

The cost for Wildcat LEAP is $8,000. This cost includes

  • 10-day summer program
  • one-on-one support
  • small group instruction throughout the academic year
  • three-credit course available only to LEAP participants

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