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Blueprint for Success

Getting in to Saint Louis University is just the start. After beginning classwork, many students discover more obstacles to success than they anticipated. If you think you might benefit from support and accountability to change your current study habits, we're committed to helping you improve your current grades.

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Blueprint for Success is a free student success series designed to help you develop effective strategies to maximize your academic potential. As part of a small group, you will be guided through five 75-minute sessions to unlock the mysteries of managing time, finding motivation and gaining confidence in your academic abilities. Throughout the series, you will have peers and a professional staff member for support.

Benefits of Blueprint for Success Groups 

Previous participants of the Blueprint for Success program reported that, at the end of the semester, their semester GPAs increased by nearly a full point.

In addition to a boost in their GPA, students also reported in an end-of-program evaluation that the groups helped them to:

  • Identify the available resources to help them achieve goals
  • Identify strategies to improve their study skills
  • Increase confidence in their ability to set and achieve goals

Most importantly, 100% of the students who completed the end-of-program evaluation reported that they could identify individuals in their lives who support their academic goals. Members of your Blueprint for Success group are a support for you as you navigate the spring semester.

Who Qualifies for Blueprint for Success Groups?

Blueprint for Success groups are intentionally developed for first-year students who are seeking to improve their GPA throughout the spring semester. In some cases, your advisors or faculty mentor might encourage your participation. 

How to Register

Interested students should complete the provided registration form, which will ask for information about you and inquire about your availability to meet during the spring semester. The application will remain open until January 20, 2023. Students will learn of their assigned groups via SLU email by January 24, 2023.

Open the Blueprint for Success Registration Form

Session Schedule

You will receive outreach from a facilitator at the end of January and should anticipate starting to meet in February. Meetings will continue until spring break. You will remain with the same group of students throughout the experience, which ensures a supportive environment to share your academic experiences.

For more information on Blueprint for Success, contact the Blueprint for Success Coordinator Brittany Ludwig at