July 23-August 10, 2018

students by bearIf you plan to major in nursing, athletic training, health sciences, or biology, but aren’t sure you are ready for College Chemistry your first semester, this program is for you. This three-week Summer Start program is designed for students who want to refresh or improve their background in basic principles of chemistry, and who want to learn how to be a successful college student.

Chem4Success will allow you to:

  • Complete CHEM 1301  (Fundamentals of Chemistry), a non-major program preparatory 3-hour course
  • Complete ACAD 1300 (Journeys to Success), which is a First-Year Seminar course and a UCA Core requirement
  • 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!

Eligibility requirements – To participate, students must:

  • Be an entering first-year UCA student admitted for Summer or Fall 2018
  • Intend to major in a science or a health science field

Program requirements – In order to participate, students must:

  • Apply no later than July 13, 2018 or until the program is full (Note: the 2017-2018 FAFSA must be submitted by June 30, 2018 in order to be considered for federal financial aid)
  • Enroll in CHEM 1301 and ACAD 1300.
  • Commit to attending all scheduled class  sessions and tutoring hours.  The program is an all-day program (8am-5pm) on M-F.  You will need to plan to be on campus all day!
  • Complete all assignments as assigned by the instructors


Estimated program costs:

**This program is financial aid eligible if you submit the 2017-2018 FAFSA!  Please review your eligibility for “summer aid” with the UCA Office of Financial Aid by contacting them at 501-450-3140 or

You may participate as a residential student by living in campus housing, or as a commuter.  It’s your choice!

Approximate costs (based on Summer 2017):

Residential: $2,515 – approximate maximum total cost; includes:
• 6 hours tuition & fees ($1,650)
• Campus housing ($315)
• Meals ($400)
• Books ($150)

Non-residential: $1,905 – approximate maximum total cost; includes:
• 6 hours tuition & fees ($1,650)
• Lunch only ($105) or lunch and dinner ($210)
• Books ($150)


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