RISE Program

Henderson State University’s core value of success is founded on our longstanding commitment to helping students understand the dimensions of what successful university-level education requires. The Reddie Intervention for Success in Education (R.I.S.E. Program) underscores our commitment and reflects the commitment we expect students to make toward their education in return. Students are admitted under the R.I.S.E. program to Henderson State University due to ACT scores (or equivalent) being below the minimum for unconditional admission.

Note: New-Freshman and transfers required to complete the R.I.S.E. program are eligible to begin coursework during fall semesters only. Admission into R.I.S.E. is not currently available during spring semesters.

R.I.S.E. Program Requirements 

  • R.I.S.E students may enroll in a maximum of 13 hours during the fall term and 15 hours during the spring term. The assigned professional advisor will select and register the student for classes. A 2.0 cumulative GPA or better must be earned by the end of the academic year.
  • R.I.S.E. students may not change their schedule (add or drop courses) without written permission from their professional advisor. 
  • R.I.S.E. students must complete all required remedial courses with a grade of C or better and earn a total of 10 credit-bearing hours in order to enroll the following academic year. Students will only be able to extend their R.I.S.E status into the summer if they earn a 2.0 GPA or better by the end of spring semester.
  • Dependent upon test scores, certain R.I.S.E. students will be required to complete GEN 1332 - University Collegewith a "C" grade or better. 
  • R.I.S.E. students are required to attend tutoring sessions for all enrolled remedial courses and provide written proof to their professional advisor. The professional advisor may require tutoring for any additional course in which the student is not maintaining a “C” (or 2.00 cumulative GPA).
  • R.I.S.E. students are required to attend a minimum of five R.I.S.E workshops each semester.
  • R.I.S.E. students are required to meet with their professional advisor every week or as required by the advisor.
  • R.I.S.E. students must communicate effectively and in a timely manner with their professional advisor.
  • R.I.S.E. students must abide by the attendance policy set forth in their course syllabi. At the discretion of the professional advisor additional attendance expectations may apply. 
  • R.I.S.E. students who choose to join student organizations may be required to resign from such organizations if their academic performance begins to suffer. 
  • R.I.S.E. students with a Math ACT score of 16 or below, after passing MTH 0003, will have the option to complete MTH 1033 rather than MTH 0013. However, if a passing grade is not obtained in 1033 the student will be required to either retake MTH 1033 or pass MTH 0013 by the end of the second summer session or be suspended. The required cumulative GPA of > 2.0 by the end of spring semester will still apply. 
  • R.I.S.E. students who do not successfully complete the program will be suspended from Henderson State University. To return, the student must earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better (for 12 credit-bearing hours - not including remedial classes) from another institution. The student must also have passed all required remedial classes prior to their return to Henderson.