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ScienceFIT

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ScienceFIT is REQUIRED for all incoming College of Science freshmen
AUGUST 21-25, 2016 

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What is ScienceFIT?

ScienceFIT (previously known as BioFIT) is a five-day, intensive academic program designed to increase success for incoming College of Science freshmen. The program offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.

All College of Science freshmen will be enrolled into the ScienceFIT course,  ACE 110 (1 credit), for Fall 2016 as part of the Advanced Registration process. There is a $250 course fee for the ACE 110 course.
Financial assistance is available for the $250 course fee based on demonstrated financial need.

Students who apply for and receive an on campus housing assignment for the 2016-2017 academic year have the option to move into their assigned residence hall room as part of ScienceFIT for an additional $123 fee.

ScienceFIT participants will:

  • Get a jump start on required science course content
  • Attend lectures from the faculty who teach required first-year science courses
  • Get hands-on science lab experiences
  • Participate in review sessions facilitated by faculty, take exams, and participate in exam results discussions
  • Learn and review critical study skills, notetaking skills, learning strategies, and available campus resources for success
  • Become familiar with the University campus - where buildings are located, travel time, etc.
  • Become familiar with the University "classroom" setting - lecture and lab based learning
  • Work and study in groups with peers
  • Interact with faculty from your department, staff, and peer mentors
  • Become familiar with using on-line course components, technology, and resources such as WebCampus and clickers

Program Schedule 
Program and schedule planning for the 2016 ScienceFIT programs are underway -  2015 schedules are available below.

View the 2015 ScienceFIT - Life Sciences Track schedule.
View the 2015 ScienceFIT - Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track schedule.

What To Bring:

  • Planner/calendar (electronic or paper)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Closed toed shoes to wear during the science labs
  • Laptop computer and accessories (see below)
    • Headphones or earbuds for your laptop
    • Power cord or back up battery for laptop
  • Scientific, non-programmable calculator (for example, a TI 30)

 

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