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Colonels Now Frequently Asked Questions

Colonels Now FAQ

What is Colonels Now?

It is a 6 week summer program in which students take classes and receive support to make a smooth transition to college.  Students will take classes such as SOC 131, ENG 101, GEO 210, CMS 100 that will give them a head-start on their degree.  Additionally, students participate in activities and events enabling them to make friends and adjust to college life before their fall semester begins.

When do I attend New Student Orientation?

Orientation will take place over the summer. Colonels Now students should register for Placement Testing the day before their Orientation date. 

Do I have to apply for the Colonels Now Program?

Yes, students do have to apply for the program.  The online application can be found here.

What is the cost? 

There are no additional charges for Colonels Now program components—students pay for tuition, residence halls (unless they want to commute), meal plan, and general living expenses.  Students’ 2018-19 financial information could qualify students for grants that make summer courses as well as residence halls affordable options.  Tuition for Kentucky residents is TBA/credit hour.  Tuition for non-resident students is TBA/credit hour. 

What are the benefits?

You will take classes that are required of all freshmen.  Students report that the summer program helps ease their transition into college and makes it far easier to adjust in the fall.

How long is the program?

The six-week 2019 Colonels Now program runs from July 1st-August 9th

How will I schedule my courses?

Most of the summer courses will be pre-registered for students in order to secure their spot in the class.  At Orientation, students will recieve their Summer schedule and create their Fall schedule. 

Where will I be living?

Students must apply for housing by going to Detailed housing information is provided when students apply for the program.  Summer Bridge Students will live in TBA. Commuter students do not have to live on campus but must fill out the Request for Housing Exemption or Living with Parent Verification Form found here.

How much does housing cost?

The cost of Colonels Now housing is TBA.

How do I pay for housing?

Students have two options to pay for housing: 1) Pay online with a credit card using TouchNet in EKU Direcit; 2) Mail in a check to Eastern Kentucky University, P.O. Box 639244 Cincinnati, OH 45263-9244.

How much does the meal plan cost?

Residential Colonels Now students, or students living on campus, are required to have a meal plan. Students will get a TBA meal plan that will cover TBA for the entire 6 weeks of the Colonels Now program. Students will also be credited with TBA flex as part of this plan.  The total cost for the meal plan will be TBA.  Colonels Now students who will be commuting to campus are not required to have a meal plan for the summer term (July 1-August 9). However, there is a commuter meal plan if students want to pursue this option. 

What are the dining options and hours?

The dining hours for Case Dining Hall will be TBA. This will be buffett style offering cuisines for all different dietary needs and desires. Additionally, students may desire to visit Starbucks throughout the day and they can be found in the bottom of the Powell Building between the hours of 7:30 and 2:30. If students have specific dietary needs they should ask for Ryan Alen in the Dining hall.

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