What is Conditional Admittance?
- Conditional admittance may be offered to select freshman applicants who do not meet the minimum admissions requirements but show potential for success
- Applicants with lower cumulative GPAs, academic GPAs, class rank, and/or standardized test scores may be offered conditional admittance
- Conditional admittance requires that students successfully complete SMART START.
What is SMART START?
- SMART START is an intensive course designed to explore key knowledge, skills and attitudes that increase preparedness for the freshman academic experience.
- Students arrive on campus two weeks before the start of the fall semester in order to take course work designed to build information literacy skills and effective learning strategies.
- Students also complete preparatory assignments prior to the start of SMART START classes and complete follow-up activities during their first semester.
- Students earn two elective credits by successfully completing all SMART START requirements.
Benefits for SMART START students
- Exploration of qualities that correlate with success during the freshman year and beyond
- Opportunity for self-assessment, goal-setting and planning for change
- Tips for thriving in an environment that values and encourages academic excellence
- Access to a personal research coach during the freshman year
- Ability to move into the residence halls two weeks early
SMART START Schedule 2015
- Preparatory assignments completed independently prior to the start of the course
- An orientation to SMART START scheduled the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 9
- Classes scheduled weekdays Monday, Aug. 10, through Thursday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Assigned follow-up activities scheduled during the fall semester
SMART START Costs
- Fall full-time tuition charges include the tuition for the SMART START course
- $175 food service charge for students moving into the residence halls early for SMART START
- Price of assigned textbooks and materials