The summer costs include tuition, fees, room, board, and all ASP activities. The costs
for the fall and spring semesters are at the regular school year rate.
Costs for the 2018 ASP Summer Session (7 hours):
Tuition and Fees $1,786.19 I $2,857.19
Room (double occupancy) $712.00 | $712.00
Meal plan $546.54 | $546.54
Total: $3,044.73 | $4,115.73
If the student is not waiving health insurance, then there will be an additional fee
added for Student Health Insurance. The amount for summer coverage (July) is yet to
be determined, and will be posted here when available. This cost will be added to
the student's bill and removed if the student waives the Student Health Insurance
for the school year.
The deposits ($150 tuition and $150 housing) will be subtracted from the total summer
charges. Note: Only one set of deposits ($300 total) needs to be paid and will cover
enrollment for the summer and fall terms. Deposits are non-refundable.
(The University reserves the right to alter any charges without any prior notice upon
direction from the appropriate governing authorities.)
The Orientation fee for students ($145) and parents ($100 each if staying on campus;
$70 each if not staying on campus) must be paid separately at the time that you register
for orientation. More information about Orientation will be sent in April.
The final program bill is due Monday, June 19
Students may participate in intramurals, attend movies and concerts, and get involved
with campus leadership opportunities. Activities have included rock climbing, hiking,
whitewater rafting, tubing, camping, canoeing, baseball games, regional/cultural tours,
and picnics. Students are encouraged to be actively engaged and to make suggestions
for special trips and excursions.
The focus the program is on developing your reading and writing skills in order to
enhance and support your successful transition to the rigors of college-level requirements
and expectations. Therefore, you will take the following courses:
ENGL 190: First Year Seminar in Literature; 3 hr. credit (all students)
Liberal Studies Course: Students can choose from Political Science 169, Health and
Wellness 123, and Psychology 150. Space limitations apply; 3 hr. credit
USI 130: University Experience; 1 hr. credit (all students)
The three classes are paired together to form a Summer Academic Theme. This allows
the instructors to work together to relate the classes and provide a collaborative
learning experience. These classes are small, approximately 20 per course section,
so that the students receive personal attention from their instructors. Each Summer
Academic Theme includes a field trip and a service learning component to involve the
students and engage them in becoming responsible and active participants in learning.
Your actual fall schedule will depend upon the specific courses you take during the
summer session. However, most ASP students can expect their fall schedule to include
16 hours of course credit.
Your classes will primarily consist of ENGL 101: “Freshman Composition” and four
Liberal Studies courses or classes that may be an introduction to your major. Additionally,
all ASP students will be enrolled in a one-hour credit course, USI 131: Thriving in
College. The purpose of the course is to provide you with enhanced support throughout
the Fall semester. It is meant to assist with your continuing transition to college
and will help to motivate you in successfully completing your college education as
well as developing leadership and other skills.
You will receive a copy of your fall schedule when you attend orientation and will
be able to discuss any changes to your schedule with your advisor. You also will have
an opportunity to meet with your advisor during ASP.
In addition to the summer programs and activities, ASP students are also supported
and monitored throughout their first year of enrollment. Academic advisors are assigned
to work with the students throughout their first year and serve as their primary resource
and support person. Additionally, all ASP students will live in Scott Hall as part
of Western Carolina PEAKS, WCU’s freshman learning experience. This offers ASP students
continued support and programs throughout the academic year.
ASP students will also be enrolled in USI 131: Thriving in College, as described above.
In the fall semester, ASP students are also assigned to a Peer Mentor. The mentors
are upperclassmen who have become successful students. Mentors serve as a role model
and a supportive peer educator for the ASP students and assist them by providing information
and guidance throughout their first year.
Throughout their first year, ASP students’ academic progress is monitored through
the use of a progress reporting system. Each semester, the faculty for each student
are notified that the students are participating in the program and are asked for
feedback throughout the semester. The faculty are asked to give information detailing
the student’s grades, participation, and attendance in addition to other comments
about their progress in each course. This information is shared with the student’s
advisor so that follow up can be made with the students and appropriate interventions
Plan to bring only essential items for the time you will be on campus this summer,
as space is limited. Suggested items include:
- Appropriate clothing (There is no dress code, but you are encouraged to dress respectfully.
There will be functions that require you to dress more professionally, such as the
Closing Session & Awards Program. So, you may want to bring a pair of slacks, polo
shirt, dress, etc.)
- Closed-toe shoes (Required for service projects)
- Clothes that can get dirty (Required for service projects)
- Alarm clock (with battery backup)
- Towels and other linens
- Extra-long sheets, mattress pad, pillow cases, etc.
- Waste basket
- Iron/ironing board
- Laundry detergent
- Laundry basket
- Soap/toiletries/shower bucket
- Shower shoes
- School supplies
- Computer (Required)
- Surge protector
Optional items that you could coordinate with your roommate before your arrival include:
- Refrigerator (4.6 cu. ft or 5 amps or less)
- Microwave (800 watts max)
A more extensive list of items is available here. Residence halls for ASP students in the summer and in the fall are to be determined.