SUMMER JUMP START PROGRAM 2019

JUMP START your academic experience at FAU this summer!

Program Highlights:

  • Opportunities to connect with other first-year students and to create a unique support system  by establishing relationships with:
    • Academic Advisors
    • Professors
    • Classmates
  • 6 summer credits which will help you progress toward your graduation requirements
  • Academic support prior to your first Fall semester
  • An optional, free 0 credit hour online Summer Success Course-SLS1931 FAU iSucceed. Because this course is optional and not mandatory, space in this course is limited to 200 students. If you are interested in registering for this course, please complete the form online at http://www.fau.edu/academicsuccess/isucceed/.

Students admitted in the Summer must satisfy all of the stated Jump Start requirements in order to be eligible to continue in the Fall:

  • Register for and complete 6 credit hours of coursework
  • Earn a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA in two designated classes, each 3 credit hours
  • Students majoring in Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Business, or Architecture will be required to take a mathematics course if placed into MAC 1105 or below. Your Academic Advisor will determine the appropriate math course for you based on your math placement score and intended major.

Summer term 3 dates: June 22-August 2.

Please note that fully online courses are not part of the Summer Jump Start program. Students must take 6 credit hours in Summer term 3 in person on the Boca Raton campus and may not take any fully online courses (except for SLS1931 which is encouraged!).

Frequently Asked Questions - please click here

As part of the Summer Jump Start Program, you will be taking two (2) courses. The courses will be 3 credits each and apply to the Intellectual Foundations Program (IFP) or help prepare you for a course in the IFP.

Students majoring in Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Business, or Architecture will be required to take a mathematics course if placed into MAC 1105 or below. Your Academic Advisor will determine the appropriate math course for you based on your math placement score and intended major.

Students who are not required to take a mathematics course in the Summer will be required to take one of the following as determined by your Academic Advisor:

  • ENC 1101 - College Writing I

  • POS 2041 - Government of the United States or AMH 2020 - United States History Since 1877

  • BSC 1005+BSC 1005L - Life Science lecture and lab or MET 2010 - Weather and Climate

  • PSY 1012 - Introduction to Psychology

  • GEA 2000 - World Geography

How to select your Jump Start Courses 

You will select which courses you would like to take when you complete your Online Advising (OARS).  If you have questions about Jump Start courses, please feel free to contact University Advising Services at advisingservices@fau.edu or 561-297-3064. 

Students who apply for FAU admission are automatically considered for and offered a space in Jump Start. A separate application, outside of applying for admission, is not required. Through the onboarding process, you will complete your advising tool (OARS) where you simply select your preferred summer courses! As long as you have cleared your holds, we will register you for one Summer course (to be determined by your major and math placement score) and you will register yourself for your second approved course. 

*Please note, all summer registration requirements, including completion of online advising and the removal of holds must be completed by June 14th to secure your seat in the FAU Class of 2023.

Once you complete your online advising you will be assigned an Academic Advisor. Your Academic Advisor will register you for ONE course (to be determined by your major and math placement score). You will register yourself for the second course from a select list of courses in consultation with your Advisor.

Students who fail to complete the Summer Jump Start requirements as stipulated above will be ineligible to attend FAU as a full time student (12+ credit hours) in Fall 2019.

If a student earns a Summer term GPA of 2.0-2.499, they will be eligible to continue at FAU in the Fall 2019 term as a part-time student (11 credit hours or less) only.

If a student earns a Summer term GPA under 2.0, they will be ineligible to continue at FAU in the Fall 2019 term but may re-enroll in Spring 2020 or a later term. Students will be required to participate in the ACCESS program and assigned an Academic Coach.

Exceptional Circumstances Withdrawal

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the semester due to an exceptional circumstance may be eligible for the Exceptional Circumstances Withdrawal (ECW). The deadline for the ECW to be submitted is two weeks prior to the last day of classes for the semester.

When an ECW is granted due to physical illness or injury or mental illness, a Student Affairs registration hold may be placed on the student’s record and the student may be prohibited from enrolling for the semester following the ECW. Jump Start students who are granted an ECW will not have completed all of the Summer Jump Start Requirements and will, therefore, be ineligible to attend FAU in Fall 2019. These students may be eligible to re-enroll in Spring 2020 or a later term.

Please refer to https://www.fau.edu/dean/exceptional-withdrawal.php or University Regulation 4.013 to read more about withdrawals for exceptional circumstances.

Filling out a FAFSA

Filling out a FAFSA (FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  1. Go to  www.fafsa.gov
  2. Scroll down and select from the section labeled “New to the FAFSA” or “Returning User”.
  3. In order to electronically sign the FAFSA both student and parent (if applicable) must create an FSA ID. You will receive a prompt to create one if you have not already.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete a FAFSA
  • For Summer 2019, you will select 2018-2019 FAFSA (application will reference 2016 taxes). 
  • For Fall 2019-Spring 2020 you will select 2019-2020 FAFSA (application will reference 2017 taxes).

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You will be completing both FAFSA applications. Keep in mind by completing the steps above you are already applying for Federal/State/Institutional grants and Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized). Additional Information about Financial Aid is available at https://www.fau.edu/finaid and www.studentaid.ed.gov  or call 1-800-4-FED-AID.

You must review the Summer Information Bulletin:   http://www.fau.edu/finaid/summer.php

Other important information and helpful tools you need to review: 


*Please note, all summer registration requirements, including completion of online advising and the removal of holds must be completed by June 14th to secure your seat in the FAU Class of 2023.
 

Jump Start 2019 Course Information:



 Last Modified 6/24/19