Summer Start

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Your first year at UCA will be exciting, challenging, and, of course, fun!  But why not get a jump start on all of this during the summer? UCA will offer a number of exciting Summer 2016 programs to get you started early…and headed toward a great college experience!

Summer Start programs are available in the following areas —  Science Preparedness, Leadership Development, Math and Writing Skills Review, and Developmental Reading, Writing and Math Placement.  Although these programs are optional, we are already seeing that 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.

UCA’s Office of Diversity and Community, and the Black Male Achievement Challenge Program will also offer an early arrival program called, Project X: Demystifying the Unknowns of College Life this summer. Students wanting to participate in Project X may also attend the first three days of the Summer Start Math Academy or Write to Succeed Program at a reduced rate. Click here for more information on Project X.

Registration for all Summer Start programs is now open!

 

An Overview of UCA’s 2016 Summer Start Programs

 

Science Prep 

UCA Summer Start – Chem4Success

July 18-August 5, 2016

Financial Aid is available for Chem4Success — but you must complete the 2015 FAFSA no later than June 30th!!

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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IMG_3736UCA 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

2015 FAFSA Deadline was June 30, 2016.

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

Financial Aid is available for Read for Success — but you must complete the 2015 FAFSA no later than June 30th!!

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.