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Keystone Program

Keystone Program at Union


Our mission is to encompass and connect the academic achievement, personal strengths, values, goals, and faith for each student in the Keystone program.

To achieve this mission, the Center for Academic Success (CAS) puts together an individualized academic plan for each student for the first year. What makes this plan work? We start by defining a student's need. We work with the students, parents and the academic community to develop a roadmap for success. It is a partnership that can begin during the admission process and continues through the first year of the student's enrollment. It is our goal to provide a smooth transition from the high school classroom to the college environment by giving our students support and accountability in navigating through the freshman year.

95.8%of participants returned to Union after the first semester

97%of participants achieved a GPA of at least 2.6 or higher on a four-point scale

72%of participants achieved a GPA of a least 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale

92%Recent First Year Retention


Ray Van NesteRay Van Neste

Parent of Optional Student

"The Keystone program at Union University is wonderful. As a parent of an optional Keystone student, I appreciated the support, encouragement and accountability Keystone provided for my son. His advisor truly cared for him and helped him make the transition well into college life."

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Center for Academic Success
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305

Executive Director: Sherry Tignor,,

Director: Erin Slater,,

92%Recent First Year Retention