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Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​How do I get selected to be part of Friar Foundations?
Between 25-35 admitted students are enrolled in the program each year by recommendation of​ the Office of Admission.

What courses will I be taking during the program?
While the Friar Foundations course schedule hasn’t been finalized yet, the credit-bearing courses, totaling six credit hours, may include the following:

  • WRT 100 (1.5 credits) – intensive writing preparatory course
  • INT 100 (1.5 credits) – intensive college skills preparatory course

Choice of ​one, three-credit course from among pre-identified introductory courses​​ typically offered during the summer

Outside of course work, what will I be doing for the five weeks?
While academics are an important component of Friar Foundations, they’re not the only focus. Workshops designed to acclimate you with PC resources and to improve your college preparedness will be required. These workshops focus on areas that include library resources/information literacy; academic skills, such as test and note taking; organizational skills, self-advocacy/communication skills; financial skills; and technology skills. On weekends, state and regional landmarks are potential group destinations.

When does the program start each summer?
Participants live on campus for a five-week period, beginning around the July 4 holiday.

If I’m selected to participate, how much will it cost me?
The program doesn’t cost students anything. Tuition, room, meals, books, activities, and access to technology are all covered by the College.