GOALS Program

Greater Opportunity for Academic and Life Success

GOALS is an academic support program that provides additional assistance to students who have been accepted into an associate degree program but need to be better prepared for admission into a baccalaureate program at Colorado Mesa University. The GOALS program is designed to give you additional support and help you build the skills needed to succeed in the classroom. 

There are five major components to the GOALS program. As a GOALS program student, you will:

  1. Take a class (UNIV 102) designed to help you prepare for exams, learn note-taking techniques and time management skills. It is intended to help you select or change a major and choose your career.
  2. Take preparatory math and/or English classes, if needed, during your first semester. You are required to earn a passing grade in these classes to continue.
  3. Enroll in a maximum of 13 credit hours the first semester to ensure that your first year is not overwhelming.
  4. Meet with an advisor every three weeks to discuss progress in classes. Advisors are available to discuss academic and career options and provide support, encouragement and counsel during your first year.
  5. Receive assistance and information about possible careers and majors, and explore options that may lead to a more satisfying career. In addition to learning about four-year programs, you will also learn about one-year certificate and two-year associate degree programs.

GOALS is designed to help you achieve academic milestones. CMU/WCCC offer students career ladders that progressively lead to degrees in a number of fields. GOALS is designed to help you climb those ladders — earning a certificate, an associate’s degree, an associate of applied sciences degree or a baccalaureate — to a career that interests you.

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