The Academy for Collegiate Excellence and Student Success (ACCESS) is a “bridge to college” program that provides intensive preparation and support for students who want to be successful in college. ACCESS has three key strategies: intensive academic enhancement, effective advisement coupled with centralized support services and a structured, academically-focused residential environment. The curriculum for the “academic boot camp” concentrates on learning strategies which address the skill areas of Problem Solving and Critical Thinking. The students attend daily classes in Composition, Critical Thinking, Math, Reading, Problem Solving and nightly study halls and specialized workshops. ACCESS students participate in leadership training, social/personal development activities and cultural enrichment experiences. These activities broaden students’ horizons and require them to utilize the critical thinking and problem solving skills they are developing in the classroom. Since 2006 ACCESS has included service learning in its pedagogy. The students participate in common reading/writing assignments that center around social problems in America today and then perform service related to these areas. Student reflection is a critical piece. ACCESS promotes the concept that “A good college affirms that service to others is a central part of education.” (The Carnegie Foundation) ACCESS students continue to surpass the average retention and graduation rates of their peers at PVAMU.
Participants must be residents of the state of Texas and recent high school graduates or GEDs. Participation is competitive. Students must complete an entrance survey and participate in an interview process.
Application Deadline: April 30, but students are accepted beginning in December.
Cost: $300.00; a small number of fee waivers are available.
Mrs. Lettie Raab
P.O. Box 519: M.S. 3000
Prairie View, Texas 77446
Office: (936) 261-5900
Fax: (936) 857-1079
ACCESS website: www.access-pvamu.com
The Prairie View A&M University MathUP program is a summer math bridge program that gives incoming Freshman who are not eligible for college level math a jumpstart into their Math education. Our goal is to help as many students as possible become college ready for math by the time of their first semester at Prairie View A&M University. Students will receive the necessary developmental education credit upon completion of the program.
Participants must be admitted as a freshman for Fall 2014. All students are required to have completed TSI Assessment testing and have their scores and have not met the college algebra requirements of PVAMU prior to entering the program. All transportation must be provided by the student. The program will be held July 8-31, 2014 at our Northwest Houston Campus and the PVAMU College of Nursing Campus.
Participation is competitive. Students must complete a registration form to be considered.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2014
Cost: $100.00 for course materials
Registration: Register online here.
Attn: John Gardner
P.O. Box 519: M.S. 3002
Prairie View, Texas 77446
Office: (936) 261-3635
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Last updated 2/17/14
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