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.
Upon completing the summer program, EOF students may begin the fall semester with (3) three undergraduate degree credits and a greater familiarity with the academic demands and the social environment of Rutgers University.
The START-UP Summer Institute will be offered in-person in accordance with University COVID-19 protocols and will start July 7, 2024 and end August 2, 2024. Students must commit to the four-week summer experience and devote their time to completing all academic tasks.
The START-UP Summer Institute will 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 engaged in on-going planning for this 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 at email@example.com. We will get back to you soon.
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.
The summer institute:
- Orients students to available 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 5 required steps you must take to finalize your admissions to Rutgers and confirm your EOF eligibility, after you ENROLL NOW within the Rutgers Admissions portal.
Step 1: Tell your parent/ guardian that you will be participating in the summer program and living on Rutgers campus.
Program Dates: July 7 – August 2, 2024
As a SEBS EOF student, you are REQUIRED to participate in the four-week program. The first week will be virtual and the remainder of the summer will be a residential in-person program. We are asking you to make a commitment to an in-person experience to engage in rigorous scholarly activities.
Step 2: Respond to all correspondences from HESAA (NJFAMS), Rutgers Office of Financial Aid and SEBS EOF.
There will be 2 virtual Financial Aid sessions hosted by the SEBS EOF Team. Dates TBD.
All students MUST clear the financial aid verification process through the Rutgers financial aid office before June 14th. Student must go to the Rutgers Viewing Your Financial Aid Awards page to check for missing documents.
If you do not submit requested documents to the Rutgers Financial Aid office by May 31st, you may 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: Plan to attend the SEBS EOF Academic Planning & Advisement (APA) session to select your fall 2024 courses.
Date: June 2024 on the Cook/Douglass Campus
All students and parent/guardian(s) are required to attend the APA Day. This day is designed so that you may meet the SEBS EOF staff and learn more about Rutgers University and the amazing journey you are about to embark upon. All students will meet with an advisor to discuss fall courses and guardians will meet with the program administrators to discuss any concerns and answer questions. We ask that students bring a laptop, tablet or iPad to complete information during the APA session.
Step 4: Take the Rutgers University Placement Exam by May 24th
Click the link above if you have not received college credits for Math and/or English. Students with math & English college credits must notify Dr. Wyatt immediately.
You should complete the University placement tests by May 24th. Placement exam results will be used to select your fall courses which can begin after you have attended the SEBS EOF APA Day on June 10th . SEBS does not require the World language placement exam. Make sure you review the practice exams for English & Math BEFORE you take the test!
Step 5: Purchase a computer (laptop) for your personal academic use during the summer START-UP program
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 participate in the first week of the virtual/remote components of the summer educational experience.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
- All summer START-UP participants must adhere to the SEBS EOF Summer Programs Policies and Procedures.
- Students must complete and return the START-UP Summer Institute Forms Application prior to attending the summer program. This application will be available in May.
- As a continuation of the summer program, all SEBS EOF students living on campus for the academic year will be required to reside on G. H. Cook or the Douglass campus during their first year at the University.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dr. Edrice Wyatt, START UP Summer Institute Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org