EXCEL Program Requirements
 
All students who are granted admission through the EXCEL Program must make it a priority to meet with their EXCEL Program Advisor biweekly throughout their first year. During appointments, they will review expectations and responsibilities of the student and will work cooperatively to achieve academic success. Individualized help in goal setting, time management, study skills, and additional support services will be offered during advising appointments.
 
By the end of their first year, students must successfully complete a minimum of 24 college credits from a prescribed curriculum with a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0. Adequate progress toward achieving these cumulatives must be made. This progress must be met in order to continue on to the next semester.
 
EXCEL curriculum
 
Below is a sample curriculum of classes EXCEL students may take during their first year. Depending on a student's intended major and/or academic preparedness, this curriculum may be adjusted accordingly. Students will take a total of 12-15 credits per semester.
 
Semester 1​
​Subject Course Name​
​English* ​​ENG 001 Basic Writing or ENG 105 Expository Writing
Interdisciplinary* GEN 101 First Year Seminar​
Math***​ ​MAT 002 Essentials of Colelge Math or MAT 001 Basic Algebra or Other Math course, per placement
​History** ​HIS 101 World Civilizations I or HIS 102 World Civilizations II
​Psychology or Sociology*** PSY 101 General Psychology or PSY 105 Human Development or SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology​
​Theology* THE101 Introduction to Christian Theology​
Semester 2​
​Subject Course Name​
​English* ENG 105 Expository Writing or ENG 106 Argumentative and Research Writing​
​Math or Science*** Math or Science core course​
​History** HIS 101 World Civilizations I or HIS 102 World Civilizations II​
​Psychology or Sociology*** PSY 101 General Psychology or PSY 105 Human Development or SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology​
​Theology* THE 200 level or above​
​Interdisciplinary

Other core course or possible course in major​

 
*Required
**One course required
***One course required; however, may be dependent upon major