Student Success Challenge

Student Success Challenge — Fall 2017

Want to have a successful first year?  Then take the UCA Student Success Challenge!  Completing the Challenge will help you become the best student you can be.

students by bearThe Student Success Challenge is designed to provide you with strategies to enhance your academic success during your first year at UCA. All you have to do is complete each of the programs or assignments listed below, and we’re confident your academic skills and performance will improve.

As an added incentive, first-year Pell-eligible students who participate in the program and complete all challenges this semester, will receive a one-time, $250 Student Success Scholarship for the Spring 2018 term. First-year entering students who are not Pell-eligible but choose to complete the Challenge can receive selected UCA merchandise from the Office of Student Success.


Student Success Challenge Participant Requirements
  • Be a first-time entering freshman at UCA during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Be enrolled full-time on the 11th day of classes

Students who meet these requirements and the following additional requirements will be eligible for the SS Challenge Scholarship:

  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant by 9/15/2017
  • Be notified of eligibility by the UCA Financial Aid Office

The Student Success Challenge

To succeed in the SS Challenge, participants need to complete the following FIVE (5) events no later than October 20, 2017  

  • Attend a Small Group Advising Session
  • Meet with a Peer Coach or a Tutor
  • Attend an On Campus Academic Success Workshop
  • Attend a Financial Literacy Workshop
  • Complete your Mapworks Survey and review your results

If you have been notified that you are eligible for the Student Success Challenge Scholarship, see the SS Challenge Community on Blackboard for more information and details on completing the Challenge.

If you are not eligible for the scholarship, but would still like to complete the Challenge, please email and request a Checksheet and information!

Student Success Scholarship $250

To receive the scholarship, you must:

  • Be an eligible Pell Grant recipient (as determined by Financial Aid)
  • Successfully complete the Challenge as outlined above and complete the Activity Quizzes on Blackboard no later than October 20, 2017
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 hours at UCA for the Spring 2018 term
UCA Merchandise Awards

Students who are not Pell-eligible but who complete the Challenge will receive a UCA item from the Office of Student Success.  Please be sure to request and then submit your completed Challenge Checksheet to the Office of Student Success no later than October 20, 2017. Once we have verified your participation, we’ll award your UCA merchandise.


Questions about your eligibility?  Contact the UCA Financial Aid Office at 501-450-3140.

Questions about the program requirements? Contact the UCA Office of Student Success at 501-450-3125.