Prepare yourself for success in Chemistry, one of the courses notorious for derailing freshmen. The Summer Intensive Opportunity in Chemistry is a week-long, intensive course that will help prepare you for the first semester chemistry curriculum. The course is designed for UNC Charlotte incoming freshmen planning to go into engineering, science, or health fields who can benefit from a preview of CHEM 1251 (Principles of Chemistry I). Pre-nursing majors who will take CHEM 1203 (Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry I) can also benefit from the intensive orientation.
This program is designed to:
- Study actual course units that will be covered in the fall
- Confront the challenges of moving from high school to college
- Reduce the stress of your first semester
- Learn how to study as a college student (it is different than high school)
- Practice with actual exams
- Make new friends
- Meet your teachers
Study the same material that will be covered in your freshman chemistry course. Attend review sessions just as you would in the fall. Take tests and quizzes. Use the textbook and technology. Learn college-level problem-solving applicable to all science and math classes. Attend small group and individual sessions with the professor.
A Letter from the instructor:
Every fall a new freshman class sits down in my Principles of Chemistry I. One thing they all have in common is that they were successful in high school. Yet too many of these students do not reach their potential in this course. This Intensive Chemistry Orientation will help you succeed in Chemistry this fall and in all of your classes here at UNC Charlotte. You will work hard; you will be challenged; you will not be left behind. Do you hate Chemistry? Fear you will fail? Worry about college-level work? In this Orientation you will:
- Develop a fundamental competency, and drill for coherency and fluency in this new language of Chemistry
- Learn study habits and problem-solving skills carried into other science and engineering courses
- Have fun – yes, work hard and have fun – make new friends, and learn the value of study groups
So let’s get to work!!
- Jordan Poler, Associate Professor of Chemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org
From previous participants of SICO (Summer Intensive Chemistry Orientation):
"I thought SICO was a great experience because you make so many great friends that you will keep throughout college. It helps you learn your way around campus, while also preparing for chemistry. It helped me get used to college courses in the same environment that I was going to actually experience when I got here in the fall. Also the instructors were awesome, so awesome that I would really like to help out this summer!”
" Thanks to SICO, I was better prepared for the first four chapters of Chemistry 1251. It also helped me get a feel for what college courses are like! ”
" SICO was a great help and gave me the opportunity to become more prepared for the rigorous chemistry course. This benefited me because I was not prepared at all for this type of work in high school chemistry. ”
" Because of SICO, I was much better prepared for the few chapters of Chemistry 1251, and I did significantly better on the first two tests ”
" SICO was one of the best things I could have done to prepare for the start of college. Not only did it give me a head start in Chemistry, but I met some of my closest friends there. It helped me get back in the school mindset and helped me learn my away around campus. I have to say…it’s pretty cool being one of the only freshmen on the first day not walking around with a map. Plus Dr. Poler is awesome to say the least! ”
" Even after SICO Chemistry just isn’t my thing, but I met my future roommate and some really good friends while I was there ”
" I thought SICO was very, very informative and in general helped me understand the concepts of Chemistry. The way that I learned in SICO was a little bit different than an actual college course but overall I’m really glad I did it. ”
Sunday, July 30 (Check-in at 1:00pm) through Friday, August 4 (Check-out at 2:00pm)
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UNC Charlotte campus. Experience life as a 49er! Smart classrooms, study groups, Student Union dining, and a suite in the residence hall.
Incoming UNC Charlotte freshmen planning to go into Engineering, Science, or Health Fields who can benefit from a preview of CHEM 1251 (Principles of Chemistry I). This intensive course is only available to incoming, admitted UNC Charlotte students.
Deadline to register is July 20, 2017 by 5:00pm.
You may choose one of the following two options:
- Overnight Option - $475 (includes all instruction, five nights in a residence hall suite and a declining balance meal card for $100). You may choose to pay $475 in full at the time of registration or pay a $50 deposit (refundable up to 14 days prior to the course start date) to hold your seat in the class. The invoiced remaining balance of $425 is due 14 days prior to the course start date.
- Commuter Option - $350 (includes all instruction, and a declining balance meal card for $80). You may choose to pay $350 in full at the time of registration or pay a $50 deposit (refundable up to 14 days prior to the course start date) to hold your seat in the class. The invoiced remaining balance of $300 is due 14 days prior to the course start date. Please note: that if you choose the Commuter Option, some classes during the week may go as late as 9:00 or 10:00 pm.
Please note: There may be additional costs not included in the commuter or overnight registration fee for the Chemistry course including a textbook: approx $127.00 - $169.30 from the UNC Charlotte Bookstore.This is the same textbook you will need for CHEM 1251 in the fall. Students should also plan to bring a scientific calculator.
If you choose the deposit option, an invoice for the remaining balance and due date will be emailed to you. Any time prior to the due date, you may pay the remaining balance via credit card by logging into your Student Profile or by calling our Registration Center at 704-687-8900. If this is your first time registering via the Continuing Education website, you may set up a new account during the checkout process.
The $50 deposit will hold your space until 14 days before the start of the course when the balance is due. Individuals who have not paid their remaining balance by the due date will forfeit their seat in the course and receive a refund of the deposit and any payments made towards the course registration fee up to that point. If a refund is requested, payment refunds of the deposit and registration fee will be made up to 14 days before the start of the course. After that, no refunds can be made.
If the course is listed as FULL at the time when you register, you will see a button that says "Join the Wait List" so we can contact you if space becomes available.
For Registration Questions:
Please call the Registration Center at 704-687-8900 or 1-877-741-0134 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email CEregistration@uncc.edu.