The Academic Achievers Program (Center for Mexican American Studies)

323 Agnes Arnold Hall

The Academic Achievers Program (AAP) targets low- income underrepresented students who are the first in their families to attend college. The program has proven to be highly effective in keeping students in good standing and on the path to graduation. The retention services and financial aid offered by the program are crucial to their ability to remain enrolled and graduate from the University of Houston.  

To prevent major obstacles from affecting degree attainment, the program offers a variety of services, including scholarships, tutoring,  time management sessions, skills workshops, job-site visits, leadership retreats, and internships. These services help improve grades and increase the students' desire for challenges. Students are more confident and even enthusiastic about courses that traditionally induce anxiety. Overall, the Academic Achievers Program yields well-rounded individuals prepared with the academic, leadership, and work experience needed to enter the professional workforce.