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Freshman Advantage FAQ

Who can participate in the program?

The program is available on a first come first served enrollment to students who meet the following criteria:

  • must be attending William Woods in the Fall of 2020
  • must be a traditional freshman (first full-time college experience and new high school graduate)
  • must complete and return the application form
  • Freshman Advantage can accept 72 students each year

How much does it cost?

  • Total Cost: $2,300
  • Deposit: $300
  • Remaining Balance: $2000

What types of classes are offered?

All classes fulfill general education requirements

Students take seven total credit hours

All students take two courses that are selected based on their needs and interests, for a total of six credits.

All students take WWU 101: Connections (one credit)

What are the dates?

Classes run from June 7 - June 26, 2020

Move-in times: 1 - 4 pm on Sunday, June 7th.

Move-out times: 3 pm Friday, June 26th to noon Saturday, June 27th

Where do I get my books?

Books can be purchased from the eCampus bookstore.

What should I bring?

We will mail you a packet in early May that contains this and a lot of other information. Generally, pack like you would for summer camp (but bring the materials you need to study).

Some things to include: tennis shoes, swimsuit, casual / athletic clothing for evening activities, pillows / sheets / blankets for TWIN XL bed, school supplies i.e. books, notebooks, folders & writing utensils, computer and TV - optional

Can I go home in the evening / weekends?

Students are adults and may come and go as they please, but they usually decide that they do not want to leave. They will be having so much fun they will not want to go. Participation in some program events is part of the connections grade.