Summer Start


Give us a five days (or three weeks), 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, and Communication and Study Skills (Reading, Writing, Note-taking.  We also offer three-week summer programs in Reading and Chemistry Prep that result in credit hours toward your degree. Although all of 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 2017 Summer Start Programs