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Mount Access Program (MAP)

The Mount Access Program (MAP) is 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 combines academic support with community enrichment to enhance students’ ability to succeed in college.

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.

MAP Eligibility
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.

  • GPA Requirement: Recalculated 75-81
  • SAT Score: < ≈ 1000 combined Math and Writing/Verbal Test

MAP Students

  • Students will participate in a mandatory five-day residential summer program at the University. 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 faculty advisor designated to MAP students and participate 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 will participate within cohorted sections of freshmen fundamental and core courses. With the integrated support of faculty, MAP director, Oxley, and the Academic Resource Center (ARC), MAP students are able to enhance their independent learning and ability to take initiative inside and outside of the classroom.
  • MAP students in their first and second years at the University 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 University, 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.

How to Apply
The Office of Admission will invite eligible students to complete the MAP Registration Form.