Build relationships. You will develop close and beneficial relationships with fellow Promise Scholars by sharing classes, activities, and community involvement.
Connect with faculty. You will benefit from unique opportunities to interact with, learn from, and even perform research alongside dedicated faculty members.
Gain expert guidance. You will enjoy access to a dedicated team of advisors, mentors, and coaches, who can answer questions, provide advice, set up study groups, and ensure you have the resources you need to succeed.
Get priority access to classes. You will receive priority when registering for your Promise Scholar Learning Community classes. You will take classes at convenient times from professors who are aware of the unique needs of new college students and who are dedicated to helping you make the successful transition to college.
Participate in hands-on learning. You will have the opportunity to take advantage of shared in-class and out-of-classroom experiences with fellow Promise Scholars to develop your knowledge, hone your skills, and become a leader.
Earn 6 free college credits in the Summer Bridge Program.
Students selected following their Promise Scholar Interview must complete the following requirements to maintain their student status:
Commit and sign the Promise Scholar Partnership Agreement. This agreement outlines all of the requirements for the program and will be given to students who are selected following their interviews.
Attend Freshmen Orientation. During orientation, your Academic Advisor will consult with you regarding your coursework for your first two semesters.
Participate in the Promise Scholar Summer Bridge Program. The Bridge component focuses on academic development, college success strategies, developing critical thinking skills and community building which is necessary for a successful transition to and persistence through the university. Students can earn 6 credits through the Bridge program.
Enroll in a full-time course load for two consecutive semesters (with the assistance of your Academic Advisor). Included in this coursework will be Promise Scholar Learning Community courses for each of the Fall and Winter semesters, as well as the English courses that you placed into based on your placement exam scores. These courses will meet General Education requirements.
Engage in Promise Scholar Program Activities/Requirements over a 4-year period, which includes regularly meeting with your academic advisor, attending academic success workshops, and engaging with the campus community and beyond.
Complete courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above over 4 years.