First Year Experience Summer Academy

The First Year Experience Summer Academy is an opportunity for first-year students to jump-start their academic experience by earning eight hours of course credit through a track program. The FYE Summer Academy will allow students to customize their learning experience based on their interests and go into the fall semester with a strong GPA.

The FYE Summer Academy Program
The FYE Summer Academy will allow students to customize their learning experience based on their interests and go into the fall semester with a strong GPA. Summer Academy is designed specifically for incoming first-year students to come and experience campus life six weeks before the rush of fall. The proposed start date for the First Year Experience Summer Academy program is Summer 2021. Summer Academy will offer 15 different tracks that students can choose from.

Program Goals:  

1. Support the retention and persistence to graduation of first-year students

2. Establish cohort experience and an environment of peer-to-peer support

3. Create opportunities for students to cultivate relationships with the FAMU community

4. Provide connections to Career Center, Financial Aid, Counseling Services, Library, Writing Resource Center and Student Activities

5. Facilitate students' access and integration to FAMU culture and organizations.

Sumer Academy Information Session

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Students and parents will participate in a special FYE Information Session prior to the start of Summer Academy classes. During this session, students will meet the advisors, academic coaches, and peer mentors assigned to their program track. Each track will be assigned a student success team comprised of an academic advisor, academic coach, and peer mentor who will assist with their transition into the University. Your academic advisor will help you create your course plan for your first-year at the University while your academic coach will help students to navigate the enrollment process as well as adjust to college. Your peer mentor will help you adjust to campus life and navigate student-related processes.

Summer Academy Informational Session

Sumer Academy Program Details

 

Full Admission into the University for Summer or Fall 2021

Program Structure: Each Summer Academy track consists of three classes (no more than eight college course credits) and is limited to 24 students in order to accommodate block scheduling and small class sizes.

Selected faculty will engage the students through a unique teaching experience in the Summer Academy provides with small classroom environments and structured co-curricular activities where students and faculty will interact around common interests and themes. The faculty will be comprised of SLS instructors, Freshmen-centric certified faculty and other select faculty

Students will reside in one of the University’s residence halls. Students applying for the FYE Summer Academy must pay their housing deposit by FYE Summer Information Session scheduled for May 4th. To apply for housing, visit University Housing

The FYE Special Programs Coordinator and peer mentors will develop strategic social integration for each track so that students can balance the fast-pace and rigor of their academic schedule while managing the necessary social adjustment to their new environment.

 

With 15 tracks to choose from, there is a track for everyone's interest and curiosity. Tracks also look at challenges beyond the classroom, giving students the desired skill sets that employers are seeking.

Tracks enable you to form close relationships with your classmates and instructors. Each track consists of three classes (8-9 credit hours) that students take together in community (limited to 25 students.) This allows students with similar interests to take courses together as well as build study groups from their courses. The courses that students enroll in will count towards their degree program requirements.

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This track will introduce students to the relationship between complex agricultural systems and modern societal factors. Students will be exposed to a broad variety of enriched learning experiences provided through our degree program options.

 

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Students are introduced to career opportunities in the field of education.

 

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Students are introduced to the engineering profession and program curricula at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering through this track. Upon completion of this track, students will be able to: collaborate with classmates; effectively communicate engineering concepts through written documents and oral presentations; and develop foundational math skills relevant to engineering.

 

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This track introduces students to social justice through the lens of African American History.

 

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This track introduces students to basic theories and techniques of either theatre or visual arts.

 

 

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This track introduces students to various majors and careers in the behavioral sciences, such as, psychology, sociology and social work.

 

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Students are introduced critical thinking, growth mindset and mathematical skills necessary for success in majors in the College of Science and Technology. In this track, students will take a mathematics course designed to prepare students for math intensive disciplines within the college.

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Students are introduced critical thinking, growth mindset and mathematical skills necessary for success in majors in the College of Science and Technology. In this track, students will take a mathematics course designed to prepare students for the ALEKS Math Placement test required for all incoming first year students.

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Students will examine health sciences through principles of evidence-based programs and tools including health communications, informatics, applications of social and behavioral sciences, policy, law and ethics.

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Students will examine health sciences through principles of evidence-based programs and tools including health communications, informatics, applications of social and behavioral sciences, policy, law and ethics.

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This track will provide an enlightened and enriched academic and student-centered environment for students who are ready to prepare to serve as leaders and contributors within the fields of Architecture and Engineering Technology.

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Students will examine the fundamental concepts of business and industry, including management, marketing, accounting, and finance. In this track, you will investigate the forces of business that operate in today’s society.

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Learning to communicate well is an essential skill in all professions. In the 21st century, we are bombarded with technological influences in how we communicate. In this track, students will examine the implications of speech and technology in academic settings, social media, and the public square while enhancing their professional communication skills.

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This track will connect first year interested in nursing with their peers, nursing faculty and the College of Nursing

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This track will allow undecided students to explore various majors and careers in addition to acclimating to college life.

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This track introduces first year undecided male students to the University in a structured learning environment. This track is designed to assist in the emotional and academic development of students that focuses on self-esteem, identity development, leadership, resiliency, and professional development.

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Students will examine the University through the lens of leadership and collaboration. This track is designed to help first-year female students connect and build a community with other women.

Program Benefits

You also get to avoid the lines in the fall to get some key credentials:

· Digital Rattler Card

· Academic Advising session to complete fall class schedule

· Parent and Student Welcome Session

· Peer mentor and academic coach assignment

Estimated Tuition Costs

Florida Resident $151.78 per credit hour

Non-Florida Resident $549.80 per credit hour Other fees apply. For a comprehensive listing, please visit Office of Student Accounts.

Is Financial Aid Available?

FYE Summer Academy students interested in receiving consideration for financial aid must complete the 2020–21 FAFSA form in addition to the 2021–22 FAFSA form associated with the upcoming academic year. You may download a free FAFSA application. Both forms must be completed by June 30, 2021. Students who have completed the FAFSA application may be eligible for additional support, please complete the Additional Financial Assistance form.

To obtain in-depth guidance and information about your individual financial aid outlook please contact your financial aid representative listed on the  Office of Financial Aid

How to Apply

All students who have admitted for Summer or Fall 2021 may apply for the FYE Summer Academy. Please join us for one of our Pre-Arrival Sessions to learn more about this opportunity.

The deadline for applying for the program is April 30th. Apply Now!

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Contact Us

Summer Academy Coordinator | DeShuandla.Solomon@famu.edu
500 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310
P:
(850) 412-7994
F:
(850) 412-5952
E:
freshmenstudies@famu.edu