2017 TRIO Excel Summer Program Application
The Office of Supportive Services, TRIO Student Support Services program is excited to host the Excel Summer Program for newly admitted freshman participants.
Dates: July 15 – August 4, 2017
(3-Week Residential Program)
Watch this video, as former participants from the 2015 Summer Program talk about why #TRIOWORKS for them!
The TRIO Excel Summer Program will allow highly-motivated students the experience of an intensive college-level academic schedule as well as the opportunity to retake the MSU Math and Writing Placement Exams to earn a higher score upon successful completion of this residential-online hybrid program.
As a part of TRIO Excel, students will be taking rigorous non-credit courses in math, reading & writing, and engaging in seminars and workshops where you will be able to develop success skills for an enhanced transition into university academics and campus life. All program materials and events along with your housing and meals will be provided at no cost to you or your family.
What To Expect
Weeks 1-3: July 14 – August 4, is a 100% residential program and serves as your orientation to TRIO SSS, the program staff, and the summer curriculum. You will be living in Brody Complex Residence Hall with other pre-college students. You will get all of the information that you need to complete the summer courses, attend success seminars and gain exposure to vital campus resources. You will learn about student employment and research opportunities. There will also be social activities and fun trips as everyone gets to know each other.
All program participants are required to take the final placement test for both Math and Writing to complete the program. After your final results are recorded, our specialists will meet with you to discuss Fall Semester course schedule options and develop your Individual Success Plan.
When you move into your Fall 2017 housing assignment, you will be more confident and connected and we will be on campus to assist with your transition to the university and welcome you to the MSU TRIO SSS Community!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What majors should apply to the program?
Q: When should I attend my summer university orientation (AOP)?
*Excel participants are expected to participate in 100% of the residential program from July 14 – August 4, 2017. Therefore, if you are selected, please schedule your university Academic Orientation Program (AOP) before or after those dates.
**Some new TRIO students will attend AOP together on June 14-15, 2017.