Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center


The Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center sponsors the Spartans Preparing for Academic Rigor in College (SPARC) program, which is a four-week, academic enrichment program that provides incoming first-year students with tools and resources to transition into their first year of college. This is also an opportunity for participants to earn college credit for successful completion.

The mission of SPARC is to facilitate activities that strengthen students’ academic skills to enhance their first-year experience in college and promote student persistence. SPARC provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with the NSU environment and experience campus life prior to entering the fall semester. Program activities are geared toward enhancing students’ academic skills to meet the rigor and demands of college coursework.

The program will be held June 26 – July 21, 2017. The application submission deadline is June 2, 2017.

The tuition is covered by the University and therefore at no cost to the participant. However, for SPARC participants who wish to reside on campus during the four-week program, the total cost of room and board is $1,295. Residential participants must remit payment by June 16, 2017.

For more information, contact the Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center at 757-823-8507 or ssc@nsu.edu.

SPARC Application pdf download
SPARC Brochure pdf download
SPARC Housing Application pdf download

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