The Comprehensive Studies Program, formed in 1983, is a comprehensive program of academic support for students with the potential to excel at the University of Michigan.
CSP is comprehensive in the sense that it recognizes and focuses on three areas essential to student progress: instruction, academic advising and student development. The purpose of these efforts is to promote academic achievement, retention and graduation. Instruction and advising are central to the mission of CSP. CSP's course offerings within LS&A include credit-bearing, intensive sections in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics and Spanish. Advising includes assistance in adjusting to the University environment, one-on-one mentorship's and help with problem solving, in addition to academic guidance. In short, CSP is a truly comprehensive support system which promotes academic excellence at the University of Michigan.