What are the requirements of First PACE?
A student admitted through First PACE is eligible (not guaranteed) for advancement to regular admission after completing the following requirements:
- Attend Summer Orientation and designated First PACE sessions during Summer Orientation
- Additional information will be provided to participants
- Complete Math Placement Exam (before attending Summer Orientation)
- Attend Freshman Convocation
- Develop and follow personalized Academic Success Plan
- Enroll in and successfully complete the Fall Courses listed below with a grade of C or higher:
- First-Year Seminar (AFYS 101)
- English 101 (ENGL 101)
- Math (course selected after taking the Math Placement exam)
- Critical Inquiry (AFCI 101)
- Enroll in a maximum of 15 semester hours during the Fall semester
- Spring enrollment hours may be up to 16 semester hours. The approval of Spring hours is dependent upon a student’s Fall GPA. Students are required to enroll in the following Spring courses:
- English 102 (ENGL 102)
- Math (course selected based upon each student’s program of study)
- Attend a minimum of 3 hours of tutoring per week in the Fall and Spring semesters
- Participate in advising appointments and mentoring activities in the Fall and Spring semesters
- Earn a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester
- Students earning below a 2.0 during the Fall semester, may not be eligible to progress into the Spring semester.
- Receive approval from academic advisor before making any academic program decisions
Previous program research has shown that even students with a 3.0 GPA or higher often experience decreases in their GPAs and academic performance when they do not participate in First PACE services during the Spring semester. Therefore, First PACE students earning a 3.0 or higher in the Fall semester will be required to continue to participate in program activities to encourage continued academic commitment.