Incoming Act 101/EOP Students
Students admitted to Bloomsburg University through Act 101/EOP must participate in placement testing and complete a six-week,
pre-college summer program.
Faculty assess each student's potential for success during each week of the summer program on grades, attitudes and attendance. Attendance at Bloomsburg University in the fall is guaranteed only if these criteria are met.
The Act 101/EOP Mentoring Program is designed to help freshmen develop a network and connection to Bloomsburg University through Discussion Groups and Individual Mentoring.
Freshmen (mentees) are matched with a mentor, who is a volunteer BU student, faculty, or staff member. Discussion Groups give students an opportunity to share and gain experiences with their peers. Students meet biweekly in groups, which are facilitated by Act 101/EOP program assistants and graduate students in the counseling program.
Some students may be enrolled in developmental courses during the summer and perhaps during their first year at BU. These developmental courses do not count for graduation credit. Courses are taken in addition to the required 120 credits needed for graduation. Students in Act 101/EOP generally take slightly more than four years to graduate.
The Act 101/EOP director receives mid-term grade reports for students until they have completed 60 hours of study and have earned a GPA of 2.3 or better on a 4.0 scale.