Comprehensive Studies Program
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"A new collaboration between the Comprehensive Studies Program and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies helps students to tell it like it is—and to see how it was." by Brian Short
As he approaches the end of his first year as director, Harold Waters talks about CSP’s future and his experience as one of its students.
The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) was established in 1983; its mission is to continuously engage, shape, provide academic guidance for, and retain undergraduate students from diverse populations with outstanding potential for success at the University of Michigan. CSP coordinates and provides instruction, holistic advising, counseling, student development opportunities, and a supportive learning community to equip our students with the academic, personal, and social tools that lead to academic achievement, retention and graduation. CSP incorporates and oversees the University's Summer Bridge Program which assists incoming students with transitioning to the University. CSP students who are admitted into our program come from a variety of backgrounds including being the valedictorian of their graduating class, the first-generation in their families to attend college, historically underrepresented at the University, or have attended smaller high schools. CSP works with an entering class of about 450 students, many of whom remain part of the program throughout their undergraduate experience at Michigan.