JUMP START your academic experience at FAU this summer!
As part of the Summer Jump Start Program, you will be taking three (3) courses. Two of those courses are 3 credits and apply to the Intellectual Foundations Program (IFP) or help prepare you for a course in the IFP, and the third course is the The Learning Community Experience (SLS1412), Jump Start Edition! This course is a FREE 0-credit course designed to help you learn success strategies, connect with other students, and have a great start to your FAU experience.
As part of the Jump Start Program you will also be required to continue on the road to success by either joining a learning community or by enrolling in SLS 1503 (or Honors SLS 1501) in the Fall.
How to select your Jump Start Courses
You will select which courses you would like to take in OARS. You can see which courses are available by viewing the Jump Start Communities below. If you have questions about Jump Start courses, please feel free to contact University Advising Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-297-3064.
If you received a letter from Admissions indicating that you were accepted to the Jump Start program, then all you need to do is complete OARS. OARS will know you have been accepted.
If you have been admitted for the Summer Semester (Term 3) and would like to participate in Jump Start, all you need to do is complete OARS. In OARS you can click the Jump Start check box.
Students who participate in the JUMP START Program receive preferred seating in summer courses. Once you complete OARS you will be assigned an advisor. They will work with you to get you registered for your Summer Jump Start courses as well as your Fall SLS1503 course.
Filling out a FAFSA & FA Summer Application
Filling out a FAFSA (FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
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 www.studentaid.ed.gov or call 1-800-4-FED-AID.
Financial Aid Summer Application
You must review the Summer Information Bulletin: http://www.fau.edu/finaid/summer.php
Other important information and helpful tools you need to review: