Student Academic Success Office

College Study Skills Institute

The College Study Skills Institute (CSSI) is a four week summer program sponsored by Xavier University of Louisiana. The program is designed to strengthen student’s foundation in mathematics, reading and writing. CSSI will provide intensive, focused instruction to assist students in their success at the university.  

CSSI will identify participants’ level of abilities and provide career assessments, prescriptive plans of study, academic advisement, and individualized counseling.  All participants are required to enroll and successfully complete Mathematics 0990 and attend additional tutorials and weekly workshops in reading, English, and transition to college. Participants will also conduct research on their intended majors and present their findings via an 8-10 minute PowerPoint Presentation to the University community. The CSSI is from June 26 - July 22.

Registration for the College Study Skills Institute is not complete until all supplemental documents are submitted.  Participants are required to submit the following by June 8, 2016.

  • Program essay to saso@xula.edu
    • Tell us why you decided on the major and/or career path that you are planning on pursuing.  When did you make this decision?  What factors led to you choosing this major and/or career and not another?  (450-550 words)
  • Health and Immunization Forms
    • All medical records are considered confidential. Please make sure to put College Study Skills Institute or CSSI on each page of your document(s) and you may mail, hand deliver or fax those to: (504) 520-7806
  • Program Fees ($200) in Full (Submit New Student Orientation Fee and Acceptance Deposit)
    • Payments can be made in-person via check, money order, cash, or credit card at the Cashier's Office - 909 South Jefferson Davis Parkway, Xavier South Room 300 
    • Payments via check or money order can be mailed to the Student Academic Success Office - 1 Drexel Drive, Box 164 New Orleans, LA 70125-1098

Click HERE for program details.

Click HERE for the program schedule.

Click HERE for information related to STUDENT HOUSING.

For further information about the College Study Skills Institute, please contact:



College of Arts and Sciences
Student Academic Success Office
1 Drexel Drive
Box 164
New Orleans, LA 70125-1098

504-520-5466
saso@xula.edu