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Academic Advancement Programs

Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) prepares underrepresented, low income, and first generation students to pursue graduate degrees. Visit our website to learn more:

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What is AAP?

Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries, Director of AAP, shares how Academic Advancement Programs help students who are interested in graduate school. Play the video below to learn more.

  • McNair Scholars Program
    The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare students from low-income, first-generation and traditionally underrepresented groups for doctoral studies.
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  • Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP)
    RAMP is designed to provide undergraduate students, who may be interested in pursuing graduate education, with research experience while working closely with a faculty mentor. 

  • Research and Mentoring Program for Transfer Students (RAMP-T)
    RAMP-T is designed to provide transfer undergraduate students, who may be interested in pursuing graduate education, with a faculty guided research experience.

  • Graduate School Preparation Workshops
    AAP Workshops are designed to give more detailed information on a specific topic. Students can choose a particular workshop to attend depending on their stage of preparation for graduate school.   

  • Graduate School Preparation Advising
    Grad Prep Advising from AAP offers appointments and drop-ins for students who have specific questions about their preparation process. For best results, students should attend peer advising meetings regularly to prepare for applications to AAP structured programs and graduate school applications.
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  • Graduate School Preparation Intensive/Academy
    The Graduate School Prep Intensive/Academy provides undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree with intensive graduate school application preparation.
  • Graduate School Virtual Fairs
    AAP coordinates various Graduate School Virtual Fairs throughout the academic year to connect students with representatives from institutions across the country online. 

  • Guidance and Support
    AAP staff and scholars are here for guidance and support. Complete the form linked above to request resources from us, and we will be more than happy to help support you through your graduate school preparation journey.

Student Learning and Academic Success strives to help students graduate and be successful, productive, and impactful in making the world a better place. We strengthen the links between academics and student success by serving as undergraduates’ go-to source for advising, academic resources, and high-impact practices.

Undergraduates are at the heart of all that we do. We’re here to support you from orientation to graduation. We’ll help you explore majors, register for classes, develop study skills, prepare for graduate school, participate in internships and undergraduate research, and declare your intent to graduate.

Explore the Student Learning and Academic Success website to learn how we can support you in thriving academically, professionally, and civically.

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