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Select freshman applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements but show potential for success may be invited to participate in our Foundations for Success program.  Applicants with lower cumulative GPAs, academic GPAs, class rank, and/or standardized test scores may be offered this opportunity.
  • Foundations for Success is an intensive course designed to explore key knowledge, skills and attitudes that increase preparedness for the freshman academic experience.
  • The Foundations for Success program for the 2024-25 academic year will be held August 12-20, 2024.
  • Students arrive on campus 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 the Foundations for Success program and complete follow-up activities during their first year.
  • Students earn two elective credits by successfully completing all Foundations for Success requirements.
  • Foundations for Success sourses include: College Survival, Information Literacy, Quantitative Study Skills, and Reading, Writing and Listening.
  • Exploration of qualities that correlate with success during the freshman year and beyond
  • Opportunity for self-assessment, goal-setting and planning for change
  • Regular meetings with advisors in the University Advising Center
  • 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 one week early
  • Attend the Foundations for Success program from August 12-20, 2024.
  • Fall full-time tuition charges include the tuition for the Foundations for Success program, as well as the cost of assigned textbooks and materials 
  • Students who would like to have food service during the program will be charged a $200 fee.  (Meal plans begin August 21)
  • ALL Foundations for Success students must RSVP to the Foundations for Success program and complete a food contract indicating their food needs during the program. Separate information will be sent by email which will include the RSVP and food contract links.