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Academic Opportunity First Year Experience


The Academic Opportunity First Year Experience program mission is to provide an opportunity to pursue post secondary education for those students whose past academic achievement and test scores do not meet SMSU admission requirements but who have been granted a conditional admission because a combination of academic criteria, life experiences, desire, and motivation provide for potential academic success.

The First Year Experience program provides

  • assessment of academic skills and learning styles,
  • intensive academic advising,
  • Interdisciplinary courses that encourage active learning,
  • critical thinking and application of scholar strategies,
  • and campus enrichment activities that involve students in the university experience.

    These services are also individually available to any student who wishes to enhance his/her academic performa

Last Modified: 1/13/17 10:49 AM