Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is EMU Opportunity (EO)?

      The EMU Opportunity (EO) program is the university’s college preparation program that is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into university life while allowing each student to develop the academic skills and personal responsibility necessary to ensure success at the university level.
      Currently, the University is restructuring the program so we are unsure what changes may be made to the enrollment process and the program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • When will I know if I’m admitted into the program?

      We are currently reviewing applications but due to the restructuring of the program, our response time has been delayed. In the upcoming weeks, please keep a lookout for an email from EMU regarding your admission status. Currently, all EO applications are in review status and we should have updates on each applicant’s status by end of March.

    • What are the benefits of the program?

      In previous years, students were assigned to an Academic Coach, who would track the student’s progress throughout the year and help them grow academically. In addition, they were assigned Mentors, with whom students attend study tables regularly and engaged in campus activities, as well as several other helpful services that aid their transition to college.
      There is a possibility that this may change based on current restructuring.

    • Are students required to live on campus?

      In previous years, all EO students resided within one residence hall called the EMU Opportunity living learning community (LLC), but there is a possibility that this may change based on current restructuring.

    • How many people are admitted into the program?

      In previous years, we’ve admitted anywhere between 30 to 50 students. Although the University is reconstructing the program right now, [you, your son/daughter, or the student] is still eligible to apply for the program. The prospective student should still submit an application for the program.

    • How long is the program?

      In previous years, the extended orientation lasts three weeks during August, in which they would reside on campus throughout the entire program, take three academic enrichment courses, and participate in leadership and cultural competency programming that aids their transition into their first semester of college.

    • How much does the program cost?

      In previous years, the program fee was $300, which covers books and materials as well as reserves the students spot in the program, but there is a possibility that this may change based on current restructuring.

 

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 emu_opportunity@emich.edu. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.