Summer Start

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Your first year at UCA will be exciting, challenging, and, of course, fun!  But why not get a jump start on all of this during the summer? This year, UCA offers three exciting summer programs to get you started early…and headed toward a great college experience!

UCA Summer Start – Read for Success

July 20 – August 7, 2015

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UCA Summer Start – Math Academy

August 10-14, 2015

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CNSM Boot Camp

August 13-16, 2014

More information on the CNSM Boot Camp

 

July 21-August 8, 2014

UCA SUMMER START – READ FOR SUCCESS

UCA Summer Start –  Read for Success will help you start ahead of the game, by providing you with opportunities to:

  • Complete your developmental reading requirement before the fall semester
  • Prepare to handle college-level reading and writing assignments in your classes
  • Complete one of your UCA Core requirements
  • Learn about the resources UCA offers to help you succeed
  • Meet other students, faculty and staff before Welcome Week even begins
  • Experience campus life and even move into your residence hall early
  • Have fun!

Students who begin their college career underprepared in reading and literacy skills can be severely challenged in their first year. The UCA Summer Start – Read for Success program will help you learn the reading, writing and study skills you need to succeed in all of your classes, before the fall semester even starts.  You’ll work hard, but you’ll have fun. When classes begin, you’ll be ready!

Eligibility requirements:  To participate, students must

  • Be an entering first-year UCA student admitted for Fall 2014
  • Have an ACT Reading subscore of 16-18 or equivalent

Program requirements:   In order to participate, students must

  • Apply no later than June 30, 2014 (Note: the 2013-2014 FAFSA must also be submitted by this date in order to be considered for federal financial aid)
  • Enroll in both UNIV 0361 (Fundamentals of College Literacy) and the designated UCA Core Course (FILM 2300 – Film Appreciation)
  • Commit to attending all scheduled class sessions, success workshops, and evening SI hours
  • Complete all assignments as assigned by the instructors

Program costs:

**This program is financial aid eligible!  Please review your eligibility for “summer aid” with the UCA Office of Financial Aid by contacting them at 501-450-3140 or www.uca.edu/financialaid/

**Program scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded by the University to the first 40 registrants, to be applied toward the cost of the program.

**Campus housing is available for the duration of the program. Residential participation is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.

Residential Costs:  $2300 (approximate total cost); includes -

  • 6 hours tuition & fees ( $1,522.68)
  • Campus housing ($237.50)
  • BearBucks meal plan ($250-300)
  • Books ($150)
  • August Intersession (Aug 10-16): residential participants may also choose to move into their Fall 2014 assigned campus housing and remain on campus the week following the program for an additional fee of $87.50 (housing), and a meal plan of $125

Non-residential Costs$1770-$1860 (approximate total cost); includes:

  • 6 hours tuition & fees ( $1,522.68)
  • Lunch only (M-F): $95 or Lunch and Dinner only (M-F): $185
  • Books ($150)

August 11-15, 2014

UCA SUMMER START – MATH ACADEMY

The Math Academy will help you start ahead of the game, by providing you with opportunities to:

  • Improve your math skills and proficiency
  • Place out of developmental math next fall
  • Prepare to enroll in college-level math your first semester
  • Learn about the resources UCA offers to help you succeed in all of your classes
  • Meet other students, faculty and staff before Welcome Week even begins
  • Move into your residence hall a week early
  • Have fun!

Students who begin their college career in developmental courses face more obstacles in being successful their first year.  But you don’t need to start in developmental math – UCA Summer Start – Math Academy will help you work to place out of developmental math in just one week!  You’ll work hard, but you’ll also have fun. When classes begin, you’ll be ready!

Eligibility requirements:  To participate, students must

  • Be an entering first-year UCA student admitted for Fall 2014
  • Have an ACT Math subscore of 17-18 or equivalent

Program requirements:   In order to participate, students must

  • Apply and submit fees no later than July 30, 2014
  • Attend all scheduled math lab sessions and success workshops
  • Complete all assignments as assigned by the instructors
  • Bring a TI-83, TI-84 or TI-nspire calculator

Program costs:

Non-residential: Academy fee/lunch daily:  $155

Residential: Academy fee/daily meal plan (breakfast/lunch/dinner)/campus housing: $285

* Residential participation is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. Campus housing is available for the duration of the program for students who will be living on campus Fall 2014. Residential participants who have been assigned to UCA housing for Fall 2014 may move in to their assigned Fall 2014 room at the beginning of the Math Academy on Sunday afternoon.

Completion scholarships:

  • The first 20 students who register for and complete the program, AND fulfill their math remediation requirement at the end of the program will be awarded a $125 book scholarship in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters by the University.  More information on the scholarship award and renewal criteria will be provided upon registration.  Students beyond the first 20 to register may also be eligible for this award, depending on available funding.