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Freshman Programs

Critical First Year Program
The Critical First-Year Program is an academic support program for multicultural freshmen designed to ensure their successful transition from high school to college. The goal of the program is for students to have a 3.0 grade point average at the end of their freshmen year.

The following are the components of the program:

Freshman Focus Workshops - Seminars are held throughout the academic year. These seminars focus on a variety of informative and motivational topics.

Academic Progress Sessions - All students are required to meet with the freshmen counselor up to three times during the semester. Information regarding class progress, grades, time management, study skills, test taking strategies, personal/social issues and other topics relating to becoming a successful student are discussed.

Study Groups/Tutoring - Students are assigned to study groups to help with classes that have traditionally shown to be challenging for students. A facilitator leads the group in discussion on material covered in class, homework, test review, etc. Students can also request individual tutoring for any subject in which they are experiencing problems.

Mid-term Grade Check - Each semester, the CARES staff receives information about students academic progress. This information is relayed to the students and decisions made according to their graduation goals.

 

Parker Scholars Retention Program

As a recipient, you will be required to do the following:

  • Enroll in UK 101
  • Participate in tutoring
  • Attend Academic Progress Sessions with the freshman counselor
  • Participate in workshops focused on issues of concern to first year students

 

Freshman Focus Worshops Fall 2017

Financial Aid
Thursday, Sept. 21st
3:30pm - 5:00pm
White Hall Classroom Building - Room 118

Students will learn about the financial aid process at UK. Students will walk away with a clear understanding of college funding and strategies to maximize award packages.

Professor Communication
Tuesday, Oct. 17th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
White Hall Classroom Building - Room 118

Students will learn how to successfully navigate communication across various mediums with classroom instructors.

Off-Campus Housing
Wednesday, Nov. 15th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
White Hall Classroom Building - Room 118

Students will learn about ways to build their personal brand to successfully navigate professional culture.

Brand Management
Monday, Dec. 4th
4:30pm - 6:00pm
White Hall Classroom Building - Room 118

Students will learn about ways to build their personal brand to successfully navigate professional culture.

 

To schedule an appointment with a CARES counselor, please CLICK HERE