Office of First Year Programs
The mission of First Year Programs is to provide services and programs to help facilitate the successful transition to college campus for first year and transfer students.
The goals of First Year Programs are:
- to introduce students to university student support services and campus resources, such that transition to the college environment will be a positive experience;
- to help facilitate student adjustments and choices to challenges related to the intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic components of student life by providing appropriate information; and finally
- to provide opportunities for students to experience academic success at Shaw University.
The Freshman Scholars Summer Academy
June 22-July 18, 2014
The Freshman Scholars Summer Academy is a five week intensive academic program designed to give high school graduates an introduction to the college experience and increase their chances of academic success. The cost for the program is $3,500 which covers room, board, classes, and all textbooks. Application deadline is June 16, 2014. Applications that are received by May 16, 2014 will be eligible to receive a $1,000 Discount!
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New Student Orientation
July 10-11, 2014 and August 7-12-2014
Willie E. Gary Student Center
Shaw University encourages all new incoming students to attend New Student Orientation. The goal of New Student Orientation is to introduce students and families to campus services, resources and the expectations of collegiate life at Shaw University in order to facilitate a successful transition to college. During New Student Orientation, students attend information sessions, participate in social activities, work with peer orientation mentors, complete the College Student Inventory assessment, take the Accuplacer placement testing, and complete advising and registration for their academic classes.
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