Summer Start – Math Scholars Program

 A great math review program — and more!

Supeer coaches standing outsidenday-Friday, August 8-13, 2021 (9am-4pm)

Not sure you’re ready for college-level math courses?  Think you’re just “not good at math?” Want a quick math review? Would you like to learn more about the UCA campus and the Conway community?  Ready to meet other students and move in early?! 

UCA’s Summer Start – Math Scholars program is a great way to improve your math skills and start ahead of the game. The program will provide you with opportunities to:

  • Learn about the resources UCA offers to help you succeed in all of your classes
  • Use UCA’s learning management system, Blackboard
  • Meet other students, faculty and staff before Welcome Week even begins
  • Improve your math skills and proficiency
  • Prepare to enroll in college-level math your first semester and become familiar with MyLab Math (used in MATH 1390 and 1360)
  • Move into your residence hall a week early
  • Have fun!

SS junkStudents required to complete developmental math will have the opportunity to test out of this requirement at the end of the Math Scholars Program.


“I wouldn’t have graduated from UCA — and on time — if I hadn’t started in the Summer Start math program.  All students should do Summer Start!”  A UCA alum

Eligibility requirements

To participate, you must:

  • Be an entering first-year UCA student admitted for Summer or Fall 2021
  • Have an ACT Math subscore of 17-22 (or equivalent SAT or Accuplacer)
  • Have a completed Fall 2021 course schedule before the start of the program
  • Be enrolled in MATH 1390 or 1360 for Fall 2021 (ideally)

To be successful in the Math Scholars program, you should:

  • Apply early
  • Attend a Summer SOAR session and complete New Bear Central (online orientation)
  • Attend all components of the Math Scholars program (math lab sessions and success workshops)
  • Complete all assignments as assigned by the instructors
  • Bring a TI-83 or TI-84 calculator

All participants are expected to attend all sessions of the program throughout the week.

Application Deadline & Program Costs**

Participants can choose to live on campus (in your assigned Fall 2021 room) or commute

Student Costs:

  • On-campus (meal plan/room): $230 (to be paid by participant)
    • Note: An additional $100 program fee is being underwritten by and paid with funding from Coca Cola and Aramark
  • Off-campus (lunches): $35 (to be paid by participant)
    • Note: An additional $100 program fee is being underwritten by and paid with funding from Coca Cola and Aramark

Program registration is open through July 19th (if seats are available).

Cancellation refunds for registration payments are available up until 4pm on July 26th, and must be requested in writing to

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 Registration not complete until payment has been received.