A&M-Commerce presents the Rising Lion Program, an exciting virtual summer opportunity that prepares incoming freshmen for academic success.
This structured academic program provides online resources and support that will help you smoothly transition into college life. As a participant, you can jump-start your education by taking two online classes during the summer. You will also benefit from a personal mentor, small online classes and virtual interactive presentations. Additionally, you will enjoy moving in three days earlier than your peers in August, a free book voucher for two classes and fun and engaging virtual activities across campus.
We are selecting approximately 150 students to participate in the Rising Lion Program during Summer 2020. As soon as you are accepted to A&M-Commerce, you will be eligible for the program.
The Rising Lion Program helps ease your transition from high school to college by providing:
Receive a voucher to pay for textbooks for the first six college credit hours of the summer term.
A Head Start
Begin taking college classes during the summer term (July). Complete two classes for a total of six credit hours.
Rely on guidance from advisors, mentors and faculty who care about your success.
Meet new friends, join student organizations and get comfortable before the start of the fall semester.
Tuition assistance is available if you meet specific qualifications. The program covers the remaining balance on any tuition for the first term that is not covered by other grants, scholarships, exemptions, benefits and/or waiver programs you receive.
We want to make the Rising Lion Program affordable for all. Below are the costs for the summer 2020 program. Payment for the Rising Lion Program is due on July 6, 2020. You must have a completed FASFA/TASFA on file by May 15 to receive the discounted rate.
Applying to the Rising Lion Program is easy! Simply complete the form below, and we’ll let you know if you qualified. Applications close on May 8, 2020. Don’t miss your chance to become a part of this new initiative!
The course offered will be a part of the A&M-Commerce general education core curriculum. Example classes include math, science, English and history. For those who have dual credit, an elective and our signature course will be offered which is part of our core curriculum to graduate.
Your academic advisor will choose your two courses based on your major, TSI status and dual credit hours. If you have dual credit hours, please email your transcript of dual credit classes [email protected] immediately after you apply.
What if I have vacation plans, family reunion etc. during the time of the Rising Lion Program?
Due to the time length of the program, missing just one class could be detrimental to your success in the program. We suggest you plan your vacations around the dates of classes which are July 6 -August 6