The Bulldog Academy provides an opportunity to ease your transition from high school to college with the opportunity to earn college credits. Students can receive college credits by enrolling in an English and mathematics course during the summer. You must be an admitted, first-time student to be eligible for the Bulldog Academy. Transfer students are not eligible.
Each first time freshman is required to take a placement examination prior to the Fall 2014 semester. The exam will determine your English and mathematics course taken during the Fall. During the summer, you will take college level English (ENGL 101) or developmental English (ENGL 100) and college level mathematics (MATH 125, 141) or developmental mathematics (Math 099). Remember, if you take a developmental course, the course does not satisfy a graduation requirement.
What's the advantage of attending the Bulldog Academy?
By enrolling in a developmental course during the summer, you will be on track in your program of study for the Fall 2014 semester, e.g., If you enroll in Math 099 during the summer and successfully complete the course, you will enroll in a college level mathematics course in the Fall. You are still on track !
If you enroll in a college level course during the summer, you will be a step ahead in your program of study, e.g. ENGL 101 (summer 2014) followed by ENGL 102 (Fall 2014) and you have satisfied the English requirement.
Bowie State University will pay tuition and fees for the two courses in addition to textbooks needed. This is a great deal! Your cost will be determined by the results of the placement examination. This will pay for your room and board (food/housing) during the program.
STUDENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A PROGRAM FEE. THE FEE WILL COVER ROOM AND BOARD DURING THE PROGRAM.
The Bulldog Academy will be held during June 30 - August 8, 2014. You have the opportunity to participate in this program and then enjoy the rest of your summer prior to the Fall 2014 start date of September 2 .
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Freddie T. Vaughns
Interim Assistance Vice President of Academic Affairs Office of the Provost