Congratulations on your recent acceptance to William Jessup University! You were admitted on “Academic Support”. By God’s grace, you have been offered the opportunity to enter your educational pursuit through the doors of the Freshman Academy program which is designed to assist students with the need for academic support. I look forward to meeting you at the Freshman Academy Orientation! Please RSVP below.

-Hank Gardner, Director of Academy Programs

Academic Support

Please know that admission on “Academic Support” is based on your high school or community college transcript history and indicates you may have incurred academic or personal challenges. Regardless of past performance, we at William Jessup University believe that you have the potential to be successful.

What is Freshman Academy?

Freshman Academy is a full-time, one-year program for students accepted on academic support status. The intended outcome of participation in the program is to help you become academically successful in meeting your educational and career goals. Students will earn 12-18 units each semester while studying together in a cohort. All of your courses are taught by distinguished WJU professors. It is NOT an additional year of studies.

A mandatory orientation will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at WJU. Please RSVP below to confirm your attendance.

Freshman Academy Cohort

The cohort model of study includes the following first and second-semester courses for which all Freshman Academy students are pre-registered. You will not have to stress about not knowing other students in your classes, feeling alone or getting lost.

At the end of the Freshman Academy program, if you have attained a successful cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above, you will be unconditionally ready to transition to your sophomore year of study.

Freshman Academy Pre-Registration

Freshman Academy: First Semester (15 units)

  • Contemporary Discipleship for Freshman
  • First Year Experience: Freshmen Academy
  • Discover Group
  • Old Testament Foundations
  • Fundamentals of Writing or Composition I (based on placement)
  • General Mathematics or College Algebra (based on placement)

Freshman Academy: Second Semester (15 units)

  • Composition I (Academy) or Composition II
  • Analytical inquiry or College Algebra
  • New Testament Foundations
  • Career Development Planning
  • General Education elective: Arts& Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences or Sciences

Math and Writing Boot Camps

Math and Writing Boot Camps are interactive, 3-week summer seminars designed to provide a math and writing refresher before entering college-level classes. The seminars consist of both online and classroom learning. Classes begin August 1-16 (online) and continue August 17-20 (classroom).

The Math Boot Camp prepares you to take either the math challenge exam or to prepare for entering college-level math. Learning outcomes include 1) prepare for next semester in math, 2) identify areas of development and remediation and 3) differentiate between lack of preparation and test anxiety.

The Writing Boot Camp is designed to boost writing skills to become prepared for college-level writing. Students can gain the skills to take the English challenge exam or to prepare for entering college-level writing. Learning outcomes include 1) gain confidence to write, 2) write organized essays with a strong thesis and 3) develop and expand ideas supported by relevant details.

Fees for the boot camps are waived for Freshman Academy students and early move-in is available.


Freshman Academy Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 20th, 2pm

333 Sunset Boulevard

Rocklin, CA

All confirmed students selected for the Freshman Academy are required to attend an orientation session hosted by the Learning Commons. Students will be introduced to Directors of:

  • Academy Programs
  • Career and Life Planning
  • Library and Learning Commons
  • Math Program
  • Special Needs
  • Tutoring Assistance
  • Test Proctoring
  • Writing Center

The Orientation schedule is as follows:

  • 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. --- Early Check-in to Residence Halls
  • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. --- Lunch at Crossroads Cafe
  • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. --- Freshman Academy Orientation in Paul Nystrom Library (mandatory)
  • 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. --- Dinner at Crossroads Cafe
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. --- Campus Activities with Student Development

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance by Monday, August 17, 2015.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Freshman Academy Contact Information