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Early Start: A Program for Excellence

What is the Early Start program?
The Early Start Program provides students the opportunity to develop skills and strategies necessary for academic success at East Stroudsburg University (ESU). The program includes a holistic approach to helping students become academically and socially integrated to ESU. It provides academic advising, career exploration, peer mentoring, tutoring and structured program activities. The curriculum is designed for students to gain learning competencies that are often lacking in first year students, while supporting them to establish an early track record of academic success. The program will enhance students’ academic potential for persistence to graduation from ESU.

How long is the program?
Early Start is a 6 weeks program from June 20 – July 31,2015.

What are the classes?
All students will be enrolled in the following classes:

  • DAEL 290-Early Start 101 – First Year Experience
  • THTR 100 – Introduction to Theatre

Students will take one of the following classes:

  • CMST 111 – Introduction to Communication
  • REED 191 – Reading Strategies for Textbook Comprehension

Total Credit Hours: 7credit hours

Where will the students live?

  • Students will live in Hemlock Hall.

What are the services?

  • Tutoring (individual and Group)
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Assigned Peer Mentor
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Social/Cultural Activities
  • Academic Advising

If you are interested in the Early Start Program please contact:

Director:
Dr. Beverlyn Grace-Odeleye
beverlyn@esu.edu
(570) 422-3508

Academic Success Coach:
Jessica Santiago
jsantiago1@esu.edu
(570) 422-3472

Secretary:
Margaret (Peggy) Diaco
(570) 422-3825