Summer Start

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Give us a five days, and together we can help you become you a better student!

 

students by bearBeing a successful college student requires different skills than you needed in high school.  Unfortunately, many students begin their college career without those skills, and only learn them after struggling through several semesters.  UCA’s Summer Start programs will help you learn what you need to succeed before you even begin your first semester.  Commit yourself to just five days of intensive skills and content development, and your grades will thank you.  YOU will thank you!

Our five-day Summer Start programs are available in the following focus areas —  Science Prep, Leadership Development, Math Skills, Writing and Tech Tools, and Developmental Reading.  Although these programs are optional, students who participate in Summer Start begin their first year at UCA with greater confidence and improved academic skills. See below for details on each of these programs.

 

An Overview of UCA’s 2016 Summer Start Programs

 

Science Prep 

UCA Summer Start – Chem4Success

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED

July 18-August 5, 2016

This three-week program is designed for students who want to refresh or improve their background in basic principles of chemistry, before starting college-level science courses in the fall.  Recommended for students with a minimal or weak high school chemistry background. Chem4Success will allow you to:

  • Complete CHEM 1301  (Fundamentals of Chemistry), a non-major program preparatory course
    • NOTE: seats in this course in the fall are limited.  Summer Start is a great way to complete this course!
  • Complete one of your UCA Core requirements (optional)

For more information and to sign up, please visit Chem4Success.

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UCA Summer Start – College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Boot Camp

August 8-12, 2016

Calling all Math, Science, and Health Science majors!  Want to be prepared for your first semester and have fun? Then CNSM Boot Camp is for you!  For more information visit the CNSM Boot Camp site. Apply now as space is limited to the first 75 paid registrants!

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Leadership Development

UCA Summer Start – Bear Leadership Experience

 

August 8-12, 2016

If you’ll be living (and learning) in a Residential College, or you want to be part of our Commuter College program, why not start early?  The Bear Leadership Experience will give you a chance to hone your leadership skills and prepare for a successful year at UCA.  Space is limited to the first 40 paid registrants, so apply early!

For more information visit the Bear Leadership Experience site.

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Academic Skills Review and Developmental Programs

UCA Summer Start – Read for Success

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED

July 18-August 5, 2016

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

For more information and to sign up please visit Read for Success.

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UCA Summer Start – Math Academy

August 8-12, 2016

Math Academy offers both a skills review program (for students with an ACT Math score of 19-22) and a developmental placement program (for students with an ACT Math score of 15-18).  In both programs, the Math Academy will help you start ahead of the game, by providing you with opportunities to improve your math skills and proficiency.

The developmental placement program will also allow you an opportunity to place out of developmental math next fall, and begin in a college-level math course–saving you time and money!

For more information and to sign up please visit Math Academy.

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UCA Summer Start – Write to Succeed

August 8-12, 2016

Write to Succeed offers both a skills review program (for students with an ACT Eng score of 19-22) and a developmental placement program (for students with an ACT Eng score of 16-18).  In both programs, Write to Succeed will help you start ahead of the game, by providing you with opportunities to improve your writing skills and proficiency.

The developmental placement program will also allow you an opportunity to place out of developmental writing next fall, and begin in a college-level writing course–saving you time and money!

For more information and to sign up please visit Write to Succeed.