Norfolk State University (NSU) Tidewater Community College (TCC), Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC), Danville Community College (DCC) Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), in a historic and unique collaboration, have developed a Partnership for Academic and Student Success (PASSport) Program. PASSport was created to provide an opportunity for promising students who do not initially meet the NSU admissions requirements to enroll at TCC, TNCC, DCC, PDCCC or NOVA. The PASSport Program is specifically designed to prepare students to meet the academic requirements of NSU. Upon successful completion of all prerequisites students will qualify for guaranteed admission to NSU.
Selection for the PASSport Program is based on performance in high school and SAT/ACT scores. Students who qualify for the program take carefully selected courses at TCC, TNCC, DCC, PDCCC or NOVA which are customized specifically to the student’s academic needs. Eligible students receive a selection letter, attend an orientation session, sign an agreement, and meet monthly with the NSU Community College Liaison and a PASSport Advisor. They also receive a NSU PASSport Student ID, NSU email address and are invited to participate in university cultural, athletic, and social activities.
For more information about The PASSport Program, please contact the TransferMation Center at (757)451-7745.
Learn More - PASSport Student Focus Session
March 20, 2014
Topic: Healthy Study Habits Help II
This session will expound upon the fall session, Healthy Study Habits Help I, where student discussed study practices they used in high school and how to transition those skills for college. The goal of this session is to educate the students on the importance of developing good study habits and provide them with the skills needed to form health study behaviors. Additionally students will set short term goals to help them stay on track academically. PASSport students will be advised on how to prepare for exams, discuss the outcomes of previously set goals and participate in role-play activities designed to create awareness on time management.
April 3, 2014
Topic: The Transition
During this session, students will meet with the PASSport Program Coordinator and provide an academic update from their perspective community college. Students will complete any paperwork needed to transfer the next (Fall 2012) semester. Additionally a Financial Aid Counselor will inform students on NSU/FAFSA procedures. A First Year Experience counselor will advise students of the NSU academic processes and NSU services provided.
Topic: What type of student are you?
Reflection on the process of learning is believed to be an essential ingredient in academic development. By employing reflective thinking skills to evaluate the results of one's own learning efforts, awareness of effective learning strategies can be increased. This session describes how students can use the knowledge they gain of themselves as learners to deliberately select, control, and monitor strategies needed to achieve desired learning goals.
Topic: Time Management
Good time management is essential to success at the university level. If students use a “time management plan” it will aid them in improving academically, avoid a ‘traffic jam’ of work, and better cope with study stress. This session will give students the skills needed to develop better time management skills and avoid the “time trap” many student find themselves in late in the semester.
Topic: Progress Report
This session gives students the opportunity to review semester achievements and closely examine what needs to be accomplished next semester so that they can qualify to transfer to NSU.
All sessions will be held on the campus of NSU from 6 -7:30 p.m. in the New Student Center