College is a journey. Graduation is the destination.
Wildcat Academy can help you get there.
Structured programming. Individually tailored schedules. Academic progress reports. The best faculty at your fingertips.
Your career as a successful Wildcat begins now!
“Wildcat Academy helped make U of A like home because my peer mentor was always there to point to the right resources on campus.” – Luisa Pinto, Wildcat Academy student
What is Wildcat Academy?
Wildcat Academy is an innovative program for first year students that provides a customized roadmap to your college success. Through structured programming and an individually tailored schedule, Wildcat Academy helps ease your transition to the University of Arizona.
Taught by the best of UA’s faculty, through Wildcat Academy you will receive individualized learning assistance and support from a group of professionals dedicated to help you succeed.
You’ll build relationships with peers, advisors and faculty to ensure you have the tools to move you from high school to your University of Arizona graduation.
Your Personalized Schedule
The unique Wildcat Academy experience is tailored to your selected degree plan, college and placement scores, which shape your first semester schedule.
Participation includes placement into a student success course. This course, taught by academic advisors and other academic professionals, is designed to introduce you to topics, events and experiences that will enhance both your academic and social life on campus.
You will be connected with an upper division peer mentor who will share insights and advice with you from their time at the UA- this mentorship gives you tools to achieve your personal and academic goals. Students will have opportunities for one-on-one meetings, participation at events, and will receive weekly informational email updates through Wildcat Connections to keep you connected to what’s happening on campus.
“Being a new student can be intimidating. Just knowing you have a connection that has been there and can offer advice helps it seem less scary.” – Alyssa Gutierrez, Wildcat Academy Peer Mentor
Wildcat Academy Also Provides...
Supplemental Instruction & General Education Courses
You will have the opportunity to enroll in general education courses taught by some of the best educators committed to student success- all while being supported through supplemental instruction.
Academic Progress Reports
You will receive early progress grade checks so you can evaluate and adapt your Wildcat Academy plan to continue to achieve your academic goals.
Your success is our goal!
We know Wildcat Academy’s structured student programming works! Students who participate in our programs are more likely to achieve academic success than students who don’t participate.
Students who participate:
- Utilize a wide-range of tutoring and support services
- Discover study skills and strategies that work for them
- Learn when and how to use resources at the UA
The Wildcat Academy team will be available during orientation. Look for the Wildcat Academy session in your schedule!
For more information or questions contact:Dawn Kahn 520-626-9052 firstname.lastname@example.org wildcatacademy.arizona.edu