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The University of Dayton’s program is called Fully Integrated Resource Support and Transition (FIRST). From the FIRST website:

The FIRST Program provides students with a total package of academic support integrated into their regular schedule of courses.

Participation in FIRST is offered free of additional charge to a small number of students whose academic profile and experience suggest that they will benefit from a structured transition to college. In accepting admission to the University of Dayton, all FIRST students and their parents/guardians sign a contract indicating their understanding of the expectations for participants in the program.

All FIRST students are enrolled in a course titled The Art & Science of Learning in the fall semester. As the anchor for the program, this course is designed to engage students in discussion and activities that will enhance their learning and study skills. The credit hours for this course apply toward the student’s total credit hours for graduation.

FIRST students are also expected to attend learning support sessions offered for several of the courses in which they are enrolled during their first semester. These are usually small group, activity-based sessions led by students who are trained as course facilitators. The sessions ask students to use the course material they are trying to learn in order to learn it well.

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: through the Office of Student Success

Counseling: through other campus resource

Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: No

Academic Support: Yes

Application Required: Yes

Extra Fee: No

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