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Challenge to Achievement at Pace Program

Mission, Philosophy, and Vision


The CAP Program provides a comprehensive first-year experience for underprepared and/or underperforming students whose overall academic record indicates potential for success if supported throughout the freshman year. This potential for success is fostered through personalized individual and group academic advising, including peer mentoring, targeted workshops, and individual tutoring. Dedicated classes in core subjects, smaller class sizes, and individualized attention from instructors also support first-year students in making a successful transition to college life.


The CAP Program is founded on the idea that students achieve and flourish more when they are supported consistently and feel a connection with their new surroundings. It believes that every student is capable of thinking deeply about the world around them, and that the process of doing so is a valuable and worthwhile endeavor. To this end, the program challenges students to explore and grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally as they develop their understanding and ability to make mindful decisions that will have an enduring impact on their personal, academic, and professional development.


The CAP Program strives to be an exemplary advising unit at Pace, providing identified underprepared and/or underperforming students superior advising and support, excellent academic preparedness, clear educational direction, and strong Pace affiliation.