The Comprehensive Studies Program is a Michigan Learning Community that provides highly personalized advising services and enhanced courses to students who can benefit from holistic advising and instructional support during their undergraduate years. CSP advisors form an ongoing relationship and maintain communication with their students until graduation. CSP instructors offer smaller, more focused, versions of many of the gateway courses required in a variety of fields. The program also provides tutoring, career planning, and assistance with preparation for graduate school. Each year, Comprehensive Studies hosts the Summer Bridge Program for incoming first-year students. Summer Bridge is a seven-week introduction to the competitive and challenging environment of a top-tier research institution. Students who are admitted to Bridge are required to attend that program as a condition of their admission. Some students are admitted to the Comprehensive Studies Program but may opt in or out after the first meeting with their CSP advisor. Students who are not admitted to CSP may request to affiliate with the program at any time during their undergraduate studies. Affiliated students have access to the same resources as all other CSP students.

CSP students are one of the most diverse groups on campus and may be enrolled in any of the schools and colleges. CSP students are encouraged to take part in the full range of undergraduate opportunities and are frequently members of other learning communities, some of which include the Honors Program, the Women in Science and Engineering Program, the Michigan Community Scholars Program, or the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.

Appointments with academic advisors can be scheduled by calling the CSP at (734) 764-9128, or by stopping by the CSP office (1139 Angell Hall).


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