Mount Access Program (MAP)
The Mount Access Program (MAP) provides higher educational opportunities to students who might not otherwise continue their education. MAP is a program designed for students who show potential and motivation to succeed in college but have SAT/ACT scores and/or high school records below normal admission requirements.
MAP students pursue all academic majors offered by the college, and have continued on into graduate school and have entered professions such as accounting, education, law and medicine.
We celebrate the uniqueness of every student and believe in his or her ability to succeed. The MAP Program reflects our belief that education is a pathway to success, and our commitment that if given the opportunity, every student can achieve success.
How MAP Works
Students admitted to the MOUNT ACCESS PROGRAM are chosen not only for what they may expect to gain from their time here but also for what they can contribute to our community.
- Students will participate in an optional five-day residential summer program at the College from July 21-July 26. Students unable to participate will be required to participate in a half-day orientation session at the beginning of the academic year. The summer program will focus on equipping students with the skills needed to transition from high school to college.
- In the Fall semester, students will be paired with a professional advisor in a one-credit First Year Experience (FYE) course where they will learn how to balance the demands of the first year of College.
- MAP students in their second semester who are still undecided about a major will enroll in a one-credit Oxley Discovery Seminar that will help them to understand the relationship between interests, majors, and careers.
- MAP students in their first and second years at the College will participate in group advising sessions that will help guide them through the registration process and ensure that they are taking the necessary courses needed to stay on track toward graduation.
- In their first and second years at the College, students will create a Success Action Plan to help them improve their study habits along with their time management and note-taking skills.
- All MAP students will have the opportunity to seek free tutoring services through the Academic Resource Center. Progress reports will be provided to the Oxley Center for Academic Advisement and Career Education monthly.
- Second-year MAP students will be eligible to participate in a mentorship program that will connect them to an upperclassman and a faculty member in the student’s intended major.
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