Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for: Advising - Emerging Scholars Program

  1. What is the Emerging Scholars Program?
  2. Who is eligible to apply for the Emerging Scholars Program?
  3. How do I apply for the Emerging Scholars Program?
  4. When can I apply for the Emerging Scholars Program?
  5. How are applicants accepted to the Emerging Scholars Program?
  6. How are accepted applicants to the Emerging Scholars Program notified?
  7. When do Emerging Scholars receive their grants?
  8. How long can I be in the Emerging Scholars Program?
  9. Where can I find more information about the Emerging Scholars Program?

What is the Emerging Scholars Program?

The Emerging Scholars program provides academic support to new students with college preparation needs. The goals of the program are to help students adjust to college, provide support necessary for successful completion of college preparation courses, and encourage students to persist to graduation and be successful.

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Who is eligible to apply for the Emerging Scholars Program?

Degree and certificate seeking students new to Aims with college preparation needs in at least two areas (reading, math, English) are eligible for the Emerging Scholars Program.

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How do I apply for the Emerging Scholars Program?

Interested students should complete the application form and return it to an advisor. The application can be obtained from an advisor or from the STAR Center.

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When can I apply for the Emerging Scholars Program?

Applicants can apply during their academic advising session before the start of their first semester at Aims (Fall or Spring). Applications must be submitted by the end of the third week of the semester.

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How are applicants accepted to the Emerging Scholars Program?

All applicants who meet the criteria for the program and attend their first Emerging Scholars advising session are admitted to the program unless there are more applicants than the program can accommodate. If there are more applicants than the program can accommodate, a competitive process is followed.

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How are accepted applicants to the Emerging Scholars Program notified?

Applicants who meet the criteria for the Emerging Scholars Program will receive a phone call and/or email to schedule the first Emerging Scholars advising session. Acceptance to the program is dependent on attending this first session.

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When do Emerging Scholars receive their grants?

Emerging Scholars who satisfactorily complete all grant requirements should receive their grants before the start of the following semester.

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How long can I be in the Emerging Scholars Program?

Continuously enrolled Emerging Scholars may remain in the program until they have completed all of their college preparation courses as long as they continue to meet program expectations. Students do not need to attend Summer term to be considered continuously enrolled.

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Where can I find more information about the Emerging Scholars Program?

Information about the Emerging Scholars Program can be found at http://www.aims.edu/student/star/scholars/, as well as at the STAR center, which is located in the Learning Commons in the College Center building. Call (970) 339-6251 for an appointment.

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