Read/Write to Succeed

Aug 11-16, 2019 (9am-4pm)

Read Write Schedule 2019.docx

College requires a lot of reading…a whole lot of reading.  It also means a lot of writing. If reading and writing are not (yet) among your strongest skills, Summer Start can help.

If you want to start college ready to be successful in all of your classes, then the UCA Summer Start – Read/Write to Succeed program is for you.  This program will help you start ahead of the game, by providing you with opportunities to:

  • Learn about the many resources UCA offers to help you succeed
  • Meet other students, faculty and staff before Welcome Week even begins
  • Prepare you for college-level reading and writing in your Fall classes with helpful reading and writing strategies and tips
  • Review note-taking strategies, study skills, and test-taking skills
  • Move into your residence hall a week early
  • Have fun!

Read/Write is especially recommended for students with a Reading or English ACT of 15-21. Students enrolling in Read/Write who require developmental courses in Reading or Writing may take a placement exam at the end of the program in an effort to place out of developmental work.  Your Fall schedule will then be revised accordingly. All students in Read/Write to Succeed should plan to participate in the success workshops and other events that are part of the program, including the Summer Read! book discussions.

 Eligibility requirements

To participate, you must:

  • Be an entering first-year UCA student admitted for Summer or Fall 2019
  • Have an ACT English and/or Reading subscore of 15-21

To be successful in the program, you should:

  • Apply early
  • Attend all components of the program (read/write sessions and success workshops)
  • Complete all assignments as assigned by the instructors

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

Application Deadline & Program Costs

Online registration opens March 1, 2019

Students must apply and pay all program costs no later than AUGUST 4, 2019 (Note: space is limited. Enrollment is only guaranteed once payment is made.)


Non-residential: Academic fee**/lunch daily: $50

**($150 total cost – $100 Program Fee = $50 cost to student.)

Residential: Academy fee**/daily meal plan (breakfast/lunch/dinner)/campus housing: $225

**($325 total cost -$100 Program Fee = $225 cost to student.)

Residential participation is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. Campus housing is available for students who will be living on campus Fall 2019. Residential participants who have been assigned to UCA housing for Fall 2019 may move in to their assigned room at the beginning of Summer Start on Sunday afternoon, August 11th. Living on campus for the duration of the program requires continued participation in the program.

**The academic program fee for the 2019 Summer Start – Read/Write to Succeed through the UCA Office of Student Success will be covered for a maximum of 30 participants. Funding is limited to applicants who meet all eligibility requirements, and students are encouraged to apply early as funding will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. This opportunity is sponsored by Coca-Cola and Aramark.

Payment can be made online immediately after completing your registration form or by following these directions:

  • Access your MyUCA account
  • Click the “CashNET” tab
  •  Click “Make Payment/ Add-on charges”
  •  Select the appropriate Summer Start program*
    *If you wish to live on campus for the duration of the program, please ensure you select the
    appropriate program that includes housing
  • Make Payment

Questions on payment?  Contact the UCA Office of Student Accounts at 501-450-5015.