Freshman Advantage Gives Students a Head Start on College

William Woods University is again offering a three-week
summer program, called Freshman Advantage, for students who want to get a
jump-start on college. The program, which started June 12, runs until July 2 on
the WWU campus.

Freshman Advantage is open to first-time college freshmen. It
is designed to aid students in the transition from high school to college. The
program, which is in its seventh year, is directed and taught by WWU faculty
Through the program, students will earn seven common studies
credit hours in courses such as math, college writing, art, film studies,
speech and psychology.
Earning credit hours during the summer is helpful for those
students focused on academics, who want to double major, who want to graduate
early or those who simply want an introduction to college course work.
William Wallace of Louisiana, Mo., participated in Freshman
Advantage when he was an incoming student and called it a rewarding experience.
“I got an awesome head start on my college credits, and I was
able to get an early grasp on what college courses were like. I was also able
to make friends with 60 other freshmen and learned about life at William Woods
from my mentors. I would recommend Freshman Advantage to every incoming
In addition to classes, Freshman Advantage participants will
have the opportunity to enjoy activities such as movie nights, barbeques and
weekend trips to Six Flags.
This year 11 mentors are assisting the participants by tutoring,
leading weekend activities and serving as community advisors in the residence
halls. The mentors are selected by Freshman Advantage faculty through an
application and interview process.
Selected to be mentors this summer are:
Burnett of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Carreiro of Curitiba, Brazil
Delaney of St. Peters, Mo.
Fumagalli of Washington, Mo.
Guth of Sullivan, Mo.
Horn of Fort Madison, Iowa
·       Shelby Jobe of Russellville, Mo.
·       Liza Payne of Zionsville, Ind.
Percovich of Union, Mo.
Watson of Louisiana, Mo.
Wortmann of Mexico, Mo.
For more information about Freshman Advantage go to or contact
Dr. Aimee Sapp at (573) 592-4391 or