Summer Start


New to UCA? Give us five days (or three weeks), and together we can help you become an even better student!


students by bearBeing a successful college student requires different skills than you needed in high school.  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!  Want to do even more? Then check out our three-week programs.

Our five-day Summer Start programs are available in the following focus areas —  Science Prep; Leadership Development; Math Skills; and Writing, Presentation, and Study Skills

We also offer three-week summer programs in Reading (Literacy) and Chemistry Prep that result in credit hours toward your degree and better success later on.

Summer Start programs are optional, but 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
  • Three-week, credit programs (July 24-August 11)
    • Students must register before June 30th 
    •  Chem4Success  (for science and health science majors)
    •  Read for Success (for students requiring developmental literacy)
  • One-week, non-credit programs (August 14-18)