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Freshman Frontier Program

The Freshman Frontier Program (FFP) is an academic support program especially designed for incoming freshmen who want a jumpstart on the Marquette University experience in a close-knit community. Students self-selecting to participate in this unique program not only work ahead by earning three credits in the summer, but they also benefit from academic support and personalized advising throughout their freshman year.

Summer

During the summer, students enroll in one three-credit course (history, philosophy, sociology or theology) and two college-prep courses. College-prep courses offered in the past have included: Advanced Algebra Review, Pre-calculus, Introduction to Statistics, Preparation for College Biology or College Chemistry, College Learning Skills or College Writing Skills.

Throughout the summer, students will establish a close working relationship with the FFP staff and members of the university faculty. At the same time, students will become familiar with campus and the Milwaukee area. Through various service and social events, students will develop close friendships with other FFP students, which will ease transition in the fall.

Students seeking financial assistance for the 2014 summer session must file the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form.

Freshman Year

FFP students are a step ahead! Students begin fall having already earned three college credits in the summer.

FFP provides intensive academic support throughout the academic year. Students continue to work closely with the FFP staff with whom they worked during the summer. During the academic year, students receive additional assistance with course selection, major/career exploration and study skills. FFP students have access to tutors, participate in academic workshops designed for their specific needs and build community through FFP-sponsored social and service activities.

This program is administered by the Office of Student Educational Services and more information can be found on the program's website.