FSU Welcomes New CHEER Class
In July of 2012, the CHEER Scholars program will welcome its eleventh cohort to the campus of FSU. CHEER (Creating Higher Expectations for Educational Readiness) is an award-winning residential summer bridge program for incoming freshman that serves roughly 140 conditionally admitted students each summer, strengthening their academic and social preparation and paving the way to a successful college career. CHEER is an academic boot camp; students are in class, lab, and tutoring for English 110 and Math 121 each weekday, and on weekends they participate in co-curricular activities that anticipate issues they will experience during their first year of college. This summer CHEER students will reside in Harris and Bryant Halls with their peer mentors and will attend classes taught by instructors selected for their engaging teaching.
Assuming that the students earn a C or better in both classes, they will earn full admission to FSU for fall and will begin their first year with eight credits and a strong GPA. CHEER students also begin the fall semester knowing the campus and with a support network of friends, staff, and faculty they can rely on as the real challenges begin. With this extra boost, CHEER students go on to great success at FSU. They have assumed positions of leadership in clubs and organizations, band and athletics, and CHEER alumna Willisa Covington was 2010’s FSU valedictorian. Despite their incoming status as conditional admits, CHEER students earn more hours, have higher GPAs, and graduate at higher rates than their non-CHEER peers. We look forward to meeting the 2012 class of CHEER Scholars, and we anticipate great things for them as they become campus leaders and find individual success.
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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