The START-UP Summer Institute is the initial experience for freshmen entering SEBS through EOF. START-UP is a mandatory academic, career, and social experience designed to improve student performance in science courses and increase first year retention.
Given the national mandate for social distancing, this year’s START-UP Summer Institute will be offered remotely and will commence June 27th and end July 30th. Students must commit to the four-week summer experience and devote their time to completing all tasks.
The START-UP Summer Institute will continue to offer an intensive academic experience comprised of a multidisciplinary workshop series. The workshops include Mathematics, English Writing and Composition, Student Success, as well as Scientific Discovery.
The SEBS EOF staff is planning this remote experience and will have more detailed information within the coming weeks. Should you have any questions regarding START-UP, please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you soon.
The summer institute:
- Orients students to available virtual/remote programs and services
- Assesses students’ academic needs
- Prepares students for life at a major research institution
- Facilitates personal responsibility for the learning process
- Assists students in identifying their first-year goals and academic major
There are 7 required steps you must take to finalize your admissions to Rutgers and confirm your EOF eligibility.
Step 1: Alert your parent/ guardian that you will be participating in a virtual/remote program this summer.
Online Dates: June 27–July 30, 2021.
As a SEBS EOF student, you are REQUIRED to participate in the four-week virtual/remote program. We are asking you to make a commitment to a virtual/remote experience while engaging in rigorous scholarly activities.
Step 2: Respond to all correspondences from HESAA, Rutgers Office of Financial Aid and SEBS EOF.
All students MUST clear the financial aid verification process by the Rutgers financial aid office before June 13th. If you do not submit all documents and are not verified EOF eligible by the Rutgers Financial Aid office as of June 13th, you will not be allowed to attend the Summer START-UP program and could jeopardize your admissions to Rutgers for the fall semester. All students will receive an email from SEBS EOF to help facilitate your EOF verification eligibility.
Step 3: Complete the SEBS EOF Summer START–UP survey.
Be sure to share with us all demographic information so that we can assist you with virtual/remote instruction. We will use this information to order required resources needed to be successful in your academic courses.
Step 4: Register for the SEBS EOF Academic Planning & Advisement (APA) Day- Choose your Fall 2020 academic course schedule.
On Saturday, June 12th all students and guardian(s) are required to attend a virtual/remote APA Day. Virtually meet the SEBS EOF staff and learn more about Rutgers University and the amazing journey you are about to embark upon. All attending students will meet with an advisor to discuss fall courses.
Step 5: Study for the Rutgers University Placement Exam
Use these resources to study for the placement exam.
- Elementary Algebra Review Exercises
- Intermediate Algebra Review Exercises
- Pre-Calculus Part 1 Review Exercises
- Pre-Calculus Part 2 Review Exercises
Step 6: Register for the Rutgers University Placement Exam to reserve your seat in the 2021 SEBS EOF Summer START–UP
Click the link above. To officially reserve your seat you must complete the University placement test no later than Sunday, May 16th.
Step 7: Purchase a computer (laptops/notebooks preferred) for your personal academic use during the summer START-UP
All SEBS EOF incoming students are required to have a computing device such as a laptop or desktop. All students must also have access to reliable internet service to complete to participate in the virtual/remote educational experience.
Upon completing the summer program, EOF students may begin the fall semester with three undergraduate degree credits and a greater familiarity with the academic demands and the social environment of Rutgers University.
The Residence Life and Counseling components of the Summer START-UP are crucial in promoting a cohesive living and learning community where students come together with an emphasis on personal growth, academic maturity and an appreciation of diversity.
- As a continuation of the summer program, all SEBS EOF students participating in the campus residential program will be required to reside on G. H. Cook or the Douglass campus during their first year at the University.
- Students must complete and return the START-UP Summer Institute Forms Application prior to attending the summer program. This application will be available in early April.
- All summer START-UP participants must adhere to the SEBS EOF Summer Programs Policies and Procedures.