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The Comprehensive Studies Program, formed in 1983, is a comprehensive program of academic support for students with outstanding potential for success at the University of Michigan. CSP is a Michigan Learning Community that is an academic unit within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and which offers a variety of academic support services, including the Summer Bridge Program, academic year course instruction, advising, tutoring, and freshmen interest groups. CSP works closely with a wide variety of academic departments, offices and programs throughout the university, including offices in the various schools and colleges, the Undergraduate Admissions Office, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Division of Student Affairs.

The Comprehensive Studies Program is a community of scholars--faculty, students, advisors and staff--organized around the principles of diversity, access, equity and inclusion. Together we promote academic excellence and champion personal growth and wellness for all students within the community and the University of Michigan at large.

CSP's academic advisors develop strong working relationships with students. Through consistent on-going interaction, students and advisors forge a lasting relationship that is the foundation for personal guidance based on detailed familiarity with students' intellectual strengths, needs, interests, and goals.

CSP faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting students who have the determination, dedication, and willingness to work hard toward achieving their academic and career goals.

The Comprehensive Studies Program is centrally located in 1139 Angell Hall. CSP is easily accessible and provides a friendly atmosphere where students can meet with faculty, talk with their advisors, obtain useful information concerning University requirements and events, and meet with other program students.


El Comprehensive Studies Program ofrece servicios especiales y asistencia a los estudiantes que participan en el programa de CSP de la Universidad de Michigan. CSP es localizado en el centro del campus en 1139 Angell Hall, CSP provee un ambiante donde los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de conocer y convesar con profesores, con consejeros y otros estudiantes del CSP, actividades que pueden ser utilidad en su carrera en la Universidad de Michigan.

Reasons to Visit CSP

  1. Course Selection
  2. Drop/Add
  3. Progress Toward Degree
  4. Concentration Exploration
  5. Pre-Professional Peer Advising
  6. Cross-Campus Transfer
  7. Study Abroad
  8. E-Portfolio
  9. Internship
  10. Research Opportunities
  11. Standards Board issues
  12. General Advising
  13. Wellness Check-in
  14. Letter of Recommendation
  15. Tutoring Requests
  16. Personal Discussion

CSP FAQs

How are students admitted to CSP?

  • Admissions identifies students based on certain criteria (First generation college status, low SES, Under-performing/under-represented high school or neighborhood, HS counselor
    recommendation)
  • Any enrolled student may affiliate with CSP
  • Summer Bridge Students are required to start in the summer term

Is CSP remedial?

No; The University of Michigan offers no remedial courses.  All CSP courses count for full academic credit.

Is CSP a “Minority” program?

No; CSP serves all students.

Can a student be in CSP and any other living – learning community?

Yes; CSP has excellent relationships with all MLCs.

Must a student be in CSP to use our services?

Yes; our services are restricted to current active CSP students.