Meet with your LEAP adviser regularly to discuss questions or concerns, monitor academic performance, and get tips for improvement.
Your first year at Penn College sets the foundation for your entire journey. Get off to a positive start and you’ll be primed to embrace the many opportunities that follow. Sound like a tall order? Don’t worry. The LEAP Center is here to guide you.
We're in this together.
With every great adventure comes a challenge or two. Thanks to the relationships you'll build through the LEAP Center, you'll be 100% supported throughout your first-year journey.
The acronym LEAP highlights our primary goals. That's to help first-year and transfer students Learn, Evolve, Adapt, and Prepare for rewarding futures.
Take a look inside.
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Take advantage of regular workshops designed to build study skills, test taking strategies, stress management tactics, time management methods, and more.
Self-Care: Eating, Sleeping, & Relaxing
We will discuss how a lack of sleep, nutrition and other self-care habits can silently sabotage a semester, and discuss strategies for balancing school & work responsibilities with these personal needs.
Test Preparation & Test Taking Strategies
This workshop explains how college professors teach and write college exams. We will review some strategies to upgrade your high school study strategies to better, college-level strategies, to prepare for more challenging exams. We will also highlight a few recommended test-taking practices.
Procrastination can hijack even a well-designed plan for success, and this workshop will discuss the ways we often set ourselves up for procrastination and strategies we can build into our daily habits that minimize the time we waste and maximize our productivity.
Note Taking Skills
This workshop explains the note taking process, from previewing before the lecture, to reviewing after class, with specific tips and tricks to learn more effectively in the classroom and later during review.
Time Management I: Creating a Weekly Schedule
This workshop introduces effective strategies for setting up a weekly routine to encompass classes, work, and other priorities, while keeping up with homework, projects and assignments outside of class.
Time Management II: Managing Assignments
This workshop discusses the challenge of keeping track of assignments and how a student can create an organizational system to manage those multiple priorities and meet those deadlines.
Leading the Way
Christie A. Bing Kracker
Director of LEAP Center
Meet the LEAP Advisers
Business, Arts & Sciences
Nursing & Health Sciences
Nursing & Health Sciences
Support for Success
Your LEAP adviser is one link in the chain of support designed to help you thrive academically and personally at Penn College.
Prospective students are paired with a personal admissions counselor who will guide you through the admissions process.
First-year and transfer students get one-on-one advice, motivation, and support from a trained adviser in our LEAP (Learning, Evolving, Adapting, Preparing) Center.
Lean on the expertise of an academic adviser to ensure you keep pace with the expectations of your major.
Center for Career Design
Wildcats have lifetime access to a full-service career hub with everything from resume and interview prep to the alumni mentorship program.