Experience a college course with Early Start - a four-day, 1 credit hour workshop of your choice. Sponsored by University College, these dynamic workshops enable you to interact with other incoming freshmen as you explore various topics under the direction of our expert faculty.

To participate, complete the registration form below and either pay online or contact the Office of Student Life about other payment options. You will receive additional information once your registration and payment have been received. Payment and registration must be submitted by July 27th. Direct questions to Laura Pittman in Academic Advising, 765-285-1185.

Program Dates:  Sunday, August 12 - Wednesday, August 15, 2018  (Please note that four other Summer Bridge Programs - Accelerate, Cardinal Connections, Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar, EXCEL - take place during the same dates as Early Start, so if you are registering for Early Start., you cannot register as a participant for Accelerate, Cardinal Connections, C.L.A.S.S., or EXCEL. Also, if you are participating in marching band, then you cannot register for Early Start since marching band practice interferes with the program.)

Program Fee (includes meals, lodging, materials, activities):  $135.00

Maximum Participation:  200 students

Registration:  Registration for this program will be open on May 14, 2018

Registration Deadline:  July 27, 2018 or until full

Early Start Itinerary

Early Start Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Options for August 2018: 

  • Becoming a Master Student
  • Clueless? A Workshop for Students Looking for a Major
  • College Prep 101: How to Plan and Prepare for the First Year
  • Criminal Justice in the News
  • Elemental: A Sexual Assault Protection Program
  • How to Be a Better Ally and Advocate
  • Journalism Jumpstart
  • POWER into Math
  • Start Strong
  • Teach Me How To College
  • Television News
  • The United States of Spanish
  • Using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to Create Fun and Innovative Designs
  • What Do You See? An Introduction to Elements of Visual Design