Opportunity Network’s freshmen receive individual attention from faculty and staff who are especially prepared to work with the needs and concerns of traditionally underrepresented college students. In addition, the program offers mentoring, advising, tutoring, cultural enrichment activities, and workshops. Our program is funded by the United States Department of Education and therefore offers these services at no cost to the participants.
Our incoming freshmen are required to take part in Freshman Focus, a two day introduction to University 101, beginning Monday, August 20 and ending on Tuesday, August 21. The timing of Freshman Focus intentionally coordinates with the August 19 move-in day so residential students will have time to get settled before the program starts on Monday morning. Registration is Monday, August 20 at 8:30 a.m. Individuals accepted into the Opportunity Network program will receive a newsletter outlining the specifics of Freshman Focus.
During Freshman Focus, students will participate in various seminars and social activities designed to ease the transition between high school and college. You will not only become acquainted with the campus and its many resources but also with 50 of your peers whose familiar faces will greet you in University 101 on the first day of class. One of the advantages of Freshman Focus is that the curriculum covered makes up the first third of that class. Because of this, Opportunity Network's sections of University 101 end early which gives participants more time to prepare for final exams in remaining classes.
Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted by our office for an interview. Early applicants will receive priority consideration.