Summer Ignite Program
Valdosta State University
Contract for Success, Summer 2018
The Summer Ignite Program is an invitation-only program designed for a select group of students who wish to attend Valdosta State University, but did not meet the requirements for regular admission. Over a 7 week period, students will take 8 hours of classes, which will prepare them for educational success in the future. Upon completion of the Summer Ignite Program, students will be equipped with the tools to excel in their classes, have confidence in their academic ability, and learn about the resources to get involved around campus. Completion of the Summer Ignite Program will not only contribute to students’ personal success, but also to the institutional success of Valdosta State University.
All students will be enrolled in 8 hours of classes. Each student will be enrolled in VSU1101, COMM 1100, and either MATH 1111 OR ENGL 1101, depending on their standardized testing scores.
VSU 1101 (2 hours)
Keys to College Success
Students will have an introduction to lifelong learning with emphasis on college study skill strategies. Topics include learning styles, time management, learning and memory skills, learning from texts and lectures, note-taking, objective and essay examinations, and critical thinking skills. This class will account for 2 credit hours.
COMM 1100 (3 hours)
A broad approach to oral communication skills including intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.
ENGL 1101 (3 hours)
A composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and also including introductory use of a variety of research skills. Students will develop analytical and evaluative skills by reading and writing expository and/or argumentative essays.
MATH 1111 (3 hours)
Algebraic topics including polynomials, rational expressions, equations, inequalities, graphing, exponents and radicals, relations and functions through exponential and logarithmic functions.
In order to participate in Valdosta State University’s Summer Ignite Program, students must agree to the following:
Completion of the Summer Ignite Program does not guarantee admission to Valdosta State University. All students will be evaluated to ensure that all of the course requirements have been met, that they regularly attended class, and that they acquired and maintained the appropriate GPA.