Ithaca Achievement Program - IAP


The Ithaca Achievement Program is a community of learners dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, professional advancement, and civic engagement. 

Achiever also attend All-Program spaces once a month to get to know people at different stages of their college journey and gain additional skills.

 This year the All-Program spaces will focus on resources at IC!


Eligible students in the IAP program can also qualify for a $1,000.00 yearly, stacked, post-program completion, scholarship award.  This award is applied to your student account at the beginning of the following academic year once you have completed all your requirements.

The Application Process

IAP accepts applications from 1st-year students and transfer students at the start of the fall semester.  Sophomores are also welcome to apply and are considered but the open spaces are limited.

Eligible 1st-year and transfer students can expect an email about the program with a link to the application and instructions for how you log in to Engage from Cliff-Simon Vital, Assistant Director in the Center before the academic year kicks off in August.

We begin the year with a program-kickoff on September 26th (4pm in Clark Lounge). You'll get to meet fellow IAP members. We will review the updated expectations for IAP and refresh on some resources at IC.

1st-Year Experience 

Designed to help acclimate students to campus while providing a communal space for students of color.  The focused 1:1 with the program advisor will focus on the first year experience; focused on transition from high school to college.

Sophomore experience 

Designed to help solidify and ground themselves on campus. The sophomore level students will have focused 1:1 with the program advisor will focus on the career exploration.

Junior experience

The junior level students will have a large focus on what is next!  We will spend our focused 1:1 time getting to explore opportunities within their studies. This year will be designed to focus on internships and graduate school opportunities as well as learning about resources (on/off campus) that will make the experience a little less stressful.

Senior experience

The senior experience focuses on circling back to transitions. During dedicated 1:1 time, the program advisor aims to help the students focus on providing tools and support to transition to post-undergraduate life.