The First-Year Summer Academic Program (FSAP) gives a select group of students the opportunity to ensure their readiness for college, with a focus in their interest (such as STEM, pre-health coursework, humanities, etc.) as well as to improve their critical reading, writing, and study skills. Students attending FSAP may be among the first in their family to attend college or coming from high schools with limited AP/IB offerings.
June 14 – July 20, 2024
Tuition, food, housing, books and activities are all provided free of charge. FSAP will cover reasonable travel expenses for one round trip from your home address to campus and back to your home address. We will contact you in the spring regarding your travel arrangements. FSAP will only cover travel costs approved by the program in advance. We cannot reimburse students for any travel plans made without approval. Please do not book your own travel, the FSAP program will contact you to discuss travel booking arrangements.
All participants will take three courses: all students will take the College Transitions Seminar, and then a second course from one of the morning courses, and the third course from one of the afternoon courses.
YES, all courses taken during FSAP fulfill general education requirements.
Unfortunately, no. Since you’re completing semester long courses in 5 weeks, it is required that you be present for the entire program.
All participants will live together on campus in a modern, air-conditioned residence hall. Students participating in the program are required to live on campus for the entire program.
- Students may not have jobs because the program is a full-time commitment.
- Students may not have cars on campus while they participate in the program; transportation to and from FSAP events is provided.
Students will participate in many fun group activities during the program such as bowling, movie nights, the City Museum, Sky Zone, Demoball, Laser Tag, rollerskating, swimming, game nights, a talent show, and BBQs.
It is helpful to have a laptop during the program. Please make sure to complete our FSAP Tech Readiness Survey here before you arrive.
Send an email to email@example.com asking to be un-enrolled from the program.
Class attendance and some activities will be mandatory – but there will be free time for you to explore campus and the surrounding area.
This list is also sent in an information packet once the application and deposit have been received.
- Do not bring a car, transportation will be provided. There is no parking available for first-year students. Illegally parked cars on campus will be towed.
- Books and supplies are available at the Washington University Campus Store.
- The Athletic Complex will be open for your use.
- Since all activities, room, and board are included in the program, a lot of spending money is not needed.
- Students can open a bank account at the banking facility on campus with a personal check, travelers check, or cash. Students and parents/guardians have the option to add Bear Bucks to students’ WU ID cards in lieu of cash (students may add funds via their WebSTAC account, and parents/guardians may add funds online via a credit card).
- The residence hall you will be staying in is air conditioned.
- The residence hall room you will be staying in during the summer will not be your room in the fall. The roommate you have in the summer program will probably not be your roommate in the fall.
- You will get your personal mailing address when you arrive on campus. You cannot ship your belongings ahead of time.
- Storage is not available through the FSAP program, so what you bring and/or buy here will have to go home with you. A student owned business, UTrucking Inc., is available for students to use, however, UTrucking is not affiliated with the FSAP program.
- Computer labs are available for use in the residence hall and various locations on campus.
- All WashU students coming to campus are required to be fully vaccinated. Please send your first and last name, the name of your program (FSAP) and a copy of your vaccination card to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggestions for Packing
- Sheets (for extra-long twin mattress), a blanket, and pillow
- Personal toiletries, towels, and shower shoes/flip-flops
- Casual clothes for hot, humid weather – shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, sandals, a bathing suit, a nice outfit, and a sweatshirt
- Umbrella, rainboots, sunglasses, hat
- Quarters for the washing machines and dryers (soap may by purchased here)
- Alarm clock and an extension cord
- Calculator, if taking a science or math course
- Laptop computer (if you own one)
- Backpack and school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.)