Anderson University believes that all students entering the institution deserve a fair chance to succeed. In turn, success depends on students being adequately prepared to meet the rigors of college-level study. The ALPHA program is designed to support students who have the potential to succeed, but who have not fully developed the skills necessary for collegiate success.
In considering new student applications, the committee for admissions carefully reviews several sources that serve as indicators of collegiate success. Based on these academic records, scholastic aptitude scores, and recommendations, the admissions committee may accept students conditionally for participation in the ALPHA program. As part of the program, students are expected to participate in a pre-collegiate workshop designed to acclimate students to campus before the beginning of classes.
During the fall semester, participants are limited to enrolling in a maximum of 12-13 hours. In addition, these students are required to enroll in LART 1000 (College Survival Skills), a two-credit-hour course focusing on academic, study, and life skills necessary for success in college.