Frequently Asked Questions

    • How do I apply to be in EMU Opportunity?

      In order to be eligible to participate in EO, a student must have:

      • Applied to Eastern Michigan University.
      • Been denied admission.
      • Received a nomination/referral to the Summer Incentive Program by the Admissions Office.
      • Completed the SIP application process.
    • What is the criterion for the program and/or why was the applicant not regularly admitted?

      Program eligibility and admissions decisions are determined by the Office of Admissions. For questions regarding admissions please contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 734.487.3060.

    • I have submitted my EO application, when will I know if I will be offered an interview for the program?

      Once the completed application has been received, it will be reviewed. Following the review, select applicants will be scheduled for an intake interview and complete math, reading and writing assessments. The interview will include the applicant, applicant's parent(s)/guardian(s), and representatives from the Summer Incentive Program. The math, reading and writing assessments will be held at EMU locations. The combined results of the application, intake interview and assessments will determine those students invited to participate in the program.

      All applicants will receive an official notification of our decision by the end of May.

    • I have interviewed for the EO program, when will I know if I am accepted into the program?

      The selection process for the EMU Opportunity is highly competitive. All candidates will receive an official notification of our decision by the end of May.

    • When does the Extended Orientation start?

      All students who fully complete the application and interview process and are accepted into EMU Opportunity are required to attend the Family Orientation on Saturday, July 23rd and the Extended Orientation which begins Sunday, August 7th and ends Saturday, August 27th.

    • How much does Extended Orientation cost?

      Program participants are responsible for an initial $300 program fee (non-refundable deposit). Other program expenses such as room, meals, and course seminars are usually covered by EMU.

    • What happens if a student gets dismissed from the program or does not get admitted to EMU for the fall semester?

      Candidates with high potential are carefully selected for the program. Typically, 95% of the students make it through SIP and admitted to the fall semester into the Scholars Program. Students may be dismissed during SIP due to conduct violations. If a student is not admitted to the fall term but still wants to attend EMU, they may attend another college/university, complete 12 credits, and transfer back to EMU.
      Furthermore, as a condition of each student's admittance, students sign the EMU Opportunity Agreement to participate in an academic support program during their first year. During the first year EO student progress of meeting the outlined requirements will be monitored on an on-going basis throughout the academic year. In the event that you do not meet requirements outlined in the EO Scholars Agreement or the Eastern Michigan University Code of Conduct, EO staff has the complete and final authority to withdraw the Eastern Opportunity Grant and place a hold on the student's account to prohibit course registration for future semesters.

    • How many college credits does a student earn while participating in the program?

      Although students will not earn college credit while in the program, academic seminars and workshops will be conducted on a Pass/Fail basis.

    • How many students are admitted into the EMU Opportunity Program?

      Approximately 40-45 students are admitted to the EMU Opportunity program.


If you have a question not answered above, please do one of the following:
Call the office at 734.487.8413, or email us at Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.