Early Arrival Program

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 Six diverse students in front of projector screen
 About 10 students of mixed races working on computers during study tables

The Pre-Semester Programs (including LSAMP & MADE) Application is now live. Every enrolled student has access to apply via the Applicant Status Page. This is a competitive program, so not all LSAMP eligible students will be able to participate. Teamwork is important to the LSAMP Early Arrival Program. Please do not plan to participate in any other pre-semester program.

This program is only open to LSAMP eligible students and there is no cost to the student or family to attend. It includes programming, housing and meals. 

LSAMP eligible means: you must be pursuing a STEM degree; from an ethnic group underrepresented in the sciences (African American, Native American, Hispanic, Native Alaskan or Pacific Islander or any mix that includes these); and be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

Due to increasing numbers, we must limit the number of students we can accept. Students will be selected based on their essays and achievements.

Goals for the Bridge Program

  • Build sense of belonging to part of campus community (peers, staff, faculty)
  • Increase knowledge of campus resources and support services
  • Learn strategies for academic success (study skills)
  • Build confidence in making the transition to college
  • Team building
  • Exposure to many STEM fields/careers
  • Learn importance of diversity in STEM
  • Build upon current strengths
  • Review Mathematics to prepare for first STEM course.

What will you do at the LSAMP Early Arrival Program (EAP)

At the LSAMP EAP, you will:

  • Perform the basic parts of being a STEM student by tackling a real world project on the Miami campus (defining a problem, researching a solution, presenting the solution)
  • Meet in teams to share ideas and theorize solutions
  • Learn about research in the University libraries and online
  • Learn what LSAMP offers to our students and what students must do to take advantage of what we offer