Biology Bootcamp---Step Up to BISC 160
14 - 18 August 2012
Are you a freshman that is enrolled in BISC 160 for Fall 2012?
Do you want to learn study skills and habits that will help you in ALL your classes?
Do you want to get a head start on material covered in BISC 160?
Do you want to meet faculty and students from the Department of Biology and around the UM campus?
Are you ready to learn what YOU must do to be successful and how to work hard to achieve your goals during your freshman year and beyond?
If you are, then you are a perfect candidate for BIOLOGY BOOTCAMP
at the University of Mississippi!
Why: Many students struggle with freshman biology---even students that have made A’s in high school! Bootcamp will provide the information and tools you need for BISC 160, but it does NOT guarantee learning or a good grade----those are up to YOU!
What: UM Biology Bootcamp is a 4 day INTENSIVE program to prepare freshmen to succeed in BISC 160 and beyond. It is modeled after a successful program at Louisiana State University (http://bios.lsu.edu). In the LSU program, the percentage of Bootcamp participants that were on-track at the end of their second year was dramatically higher than students not attending the program.
What to Expect: Lectures, exams, test analysis & study skills workshops---all by faculty and staff from the UM Department of Biology and all concerning material covered in freshman biology. Experience what it is like to be taking a full load of classes with exams and all the other activities of campus life---before actually taking the class.
Who: This program is ONLY for entering freshmen that are enrolled in BISC 160 & 161 for Fall 2012
When: Move in your dormitory or Residential College room early,Tuesday morning 14 Aug! Bio Bootcamp begins Tuesday afternoon, 14 August in the Dept of Biology
Three full days of Bootcamp (Wed thru Friday, 15-17 August). The program ends after lunch social (including Biology Dept faculty and students) on Saturday 18 Aug. You must attend the entire Bootcamp (no late arrivals or early exits, unless by prior arrangement).
Where: University of Mississippi campus, the week before fall classes begin.
Move in your dormitory or Residential College room early---Tuesday morning 14 Aug.
Cost: $350 for the entire program includes:
Textbook for BISC 160, 161, 162 & 163 & a Student Response Clicker –a $150 value!
All lectures, labs, seminars & workshops and all materials required.
(If living on campus in the fall, there will be no charge for early move-in!)
Scholarships are available based on need---see the on-line program application.
How to get more information and/or apply: Space is limited---the first 8 students that apply from each Freshman Orientation session will have priority. Your application DOES NOT guarantee admission to the program. Admission is guaranteed only after you are accepted and payment is received.
HERE ARE THE STEPS TO BIOLOGY BOOTCAMP:
- Apply on-line : http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/biology/bootcamp_application_Aug2012.php
- Wait for notice of your acceptance by e-mail (about 1 week after your orientation).
- Pay program fee ($350 or need-based scholarship)
- Receive confirmation of your payment and your registration.
- Pack up and move to Oxford & attend Bootcamp!
Application Deadline: 3 July 2012 (remember—first apply/first accepted for each orientation!)
Payment Deadline: 9 July 2012.
No refunds after 16 July, 2012
To Apply go to the following: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/biology/bootcamp_application_Aug2012.php
For additional program information,
Dr. Lucile McCook