The Academic Immersion Program is designed to assist students with the transition to college, with a particular emphasis on the academic adjustments a student must continually make between high school and his or her first two years in college. The Academic Immersion program has two components. The first is a four-week summer program during which selected students complete two core course - one visual and performaing arts (AH 12) and a natural science (BI 76), earning six credits during the summer. This program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Diversity Programs and Project Excel. Read the brochure for more details.
The second aspect of the program focuses on student success and retention. Students that participate in the summer component of Academic Immersion continue to be involved with the two sponsoring offices through a variety of academic and social programming. During the school year, Academic Immersion is open to any student that is either referred to the program or expresses a personal interest in joining. Through one-on-one meetings with program staff and workshops, students are able to continually develop their knowledge and skills base during their first two years of college.