The University of Louisville is committed to making sure our campus is a great place to learn for all of its students. For new UofL students like you, that can start even before the fall semester.
If you're feeling a little nervous about coming to a larger campus or making that high school to college transition, these programs may be great for you. Or, if you're just looking to get a jump start on earning some college credits, you can take advantage of one of these unique programs:
Brown-Forman Engineering Academy (BFEA) (July 16-27, 2023): This free two-week, live on program supports accepted incoming engineering freshmen enrolling in ENGR 181, ENGR 100, or ENGR 101 both academically and personally. This enrichment program is designed to assist students with their transition to college through academic prep, peer support, faculty relationship building, and student success programming. Additionally, accepted students will share the same block of classes in the fall and will continue to meet as a cohort for both fall and spring semesters. Details will be provided for you at the end of orientation. Deadline to apply is March 26, 2023.
C4 Summer Bridge Program (CEHD) (July 17-21, 2023): The C4 Bridge Program is a free, non-residential, week-long experience for incoming education majors. The week will focus on campus resources, getting to know faculty and staff in teacher education and develop a community of learners with your future classmates. For questions or more information, contact Dr. Penny Howell at email@example.com.Deadline to apply is June 15, 2023.
Calculus Preview Program (June 30-July 28, 2023): A four-week online intensive program designed specifically to help incoming Speed School freshmen who are enrolled in ENGR 100, ENGR 101, or ENGR 181 make the transition to engineering calculus. Program cost is $160, with the first 150 Speed School of Engineering students to enroll receiving a $50 scholarship. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2023.
Cards Camp (Aug. 12-16, 2023): Cards Camp is a 5-day, 4-night immersive experience designed to give any incoming first-time freshman a jump start on their college journey. On- and off-campus programming will include small group activities, team building exercises, and other engaging opportunities to discuss meaningful topics surrounding transitions to college life. Camp participants will connect with peers, student mentors, faculty and staff to begin building their Cardinal community. Cost is $200 but there is a scholarship available based on financial need. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2023.
Math Xcelerator Program (July 7-27, 2023): Math Xcelerator is a three-week summer bridge program designed to help students learn math strategies and review the math skills/concepts needed to be successful during their first year at UofL. Program participants will explore pre-algebra and algebra content at their own pace with the assistance of interactive courseware, a student study guide, a facilitator and knowledgeable math tutors. This program is free and includes an in-person and a virtual option. Scholarship opportunities for successful completion of the program. Deadline to apply is June 23, 2023.