Tutoring & Academic Success Center

Frequently Asked Questions

VIKING ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is Viking Academic Boot Camp (VABC)?
Q: Who should attend?
Q: HOW ARE STUDENTS PLACED INTO A COURSE LIKE MTH 87 or ENG 99?
Q: HOW DO I TAKE THE PLACEMENT TESTS?
Q: HOW DO I PLACE INTO ASC 101?
Q: When is Viking Academic Boot Camp?
Q: WHERE IS VIKING ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP HELD?
Q: What are the benefits of attending?
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Q: How do I apply?
Q: Do I need to take the CSU Math Placement test before applying?
Q: WHAT IS THE VIKING ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP APPLICATION PROCESS?
Q: Is there a deadline for applications?
 
 
Q: What is Viking Academic Boot Camp (VABC)?

A: Viking Academic Boot Camp (VABC) is an intensive 7-week summer academic program.  Viking Academic Boot Camp is for freshman students accepted for first-time enrollment at Cleveland State University in the Fall 2015 semester and who have placed into either MTH 87 or ENG 99.  Students who successfully complete camp also satisfy the required course, ASC 101.

Q: Who should attend?

A: Any entering Freshman student at Cleveland State University who needs to complete the prerequisite for college-level math or English (MTH 115 through MTH 148 or ENG 100).  Students who need to complete prerequisites for these courses are placed into MTH 87 and/or ENG 99.

Q: HOW ARE STUDENTS PLACED INTO A COURSE LIKE MTH 87 or ENG 99?

A: Freshmen students are placed into English and math courses based on their ACT/SAT scores, placement tests, or transfer courses.  Placement information can be found in the student tab on CampusNet.  Additional details about placement test requirements can be found here: http://www.csuohio.edu/testingcenter/undergraduate-placement-testing

Students scoring 16/380 or above on the English/Verbal section of the ACT/SAT will not have to take the English placement test.

Q: HOW DO I TAKE THE PLACEMENT TESTS?

A: New freshmen and transfer students may take the math placement test once online.  All subsequent and other tests are administered by appointment only in the Placement Center located in Rhodes Tower West, Room 289.

For more information, visit the Placement Testing Center website:

http://www.csuohio.edu/testingcenter/undergraduate-placement-testing or call the office at 216-687-2272.

The Office of Disability Services is available to assist students with special needs during placement testing.  For more information, please visit https://www.csuohio.edu/offices/disability/ or call the office at 216-687-2015.

Q: HOW DO I PLACE INTO ASC 101?

A: ASC 101 INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY LIFE is a one-credit course that all first-time college freshmen at Cleveland State University are required to successfully complete.  This course serves to orient students to the university; helping them get to know the people, services, and offices of Cleveland State.  As part of Viking Academic Boot Camp, ASC 101 helps prepare students for their freshman year - before the start of the Fall semester.  No placement test is required.

Q: When is Viking Academic Boot Camp?

A: June 22 – August 6, 2015

Camp meets every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Attendance is mandatory each day, four days a week over the seven week period.

Students can choose and register for either the AM or PM session:

The morning schedule will be 9:00 - 11:30AM each day.

The evening schedule will be 5:30 - 8:00PM each day.

Q: WHERE IS VIKING ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP HELD?

A: Viking Academic Boot Camp is held on the main campus of Cleveland State University.

Q: What are the benefits of attending?

A: VABC saves you time time.  Students who satisfactorily complete Viking Academic Boot Camp fulfill prerequisites to make the eligible for math or English courses that apply toward graduation.  (MTH 87 & ENG cannot be applied toward the completion of graduation requirements.)  Successfully completing the math or English prerequisite in this summer program allows students to enroll in the courses required for the first semester of their freshman year.

VABC saves you money.  Viking Academic Boot Camp costs $100.  Students will save approximately $1,506.  Attending Viking Academic Boot Camp frees up college funds for courses that may apply toward graduation.

VABC prepares students for the college experience.  Viking Academic Boot Camp experience prepares students for the rigor of college level academics, campus life, and helps students develop adult learning strategies and skills.

Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

A: The program costs $100. There are no additional fees for materials or books. The course fee will be added to your CampusNet* account after you receive your Boot Camp acceptance letter.

(*CampusNet is an online student account system.  Students use CampusNet to add and drop classes, view and print your schedule, manage your account, request transcripts, forward your campus email, view grades, and more.)

Q: How do I apply?

A: The Viking Academic Boot Camp Application will be available at the end of March.  Please check back!

Q: Do I need to take the CSU Math Placement test before applying?

A: YES. The test can be found at: http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/testingcenter/placement/math.html

Q: WHAT IS THE VIKING ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP APPLICATION PROCESS?

A: 1.  Be admitted to Cleveland State University for Fall 2015

    2.  Take the Math Placement test and test into MTH 87.  English placement is back on ACT scores.

    3.  Apply for Viking Academic Boot Camp at http://www.csuohio.edu/tutoring/viking-academic-boot-camp-application

    4.  You will be contacted about your application once your eligibility has been confirmed.  If you are eligible, you will receive instructions on how you can secure your place in Viking Academic Boot Camp.  Your advisor will assist you with course registration.

Q: Is there a deadline for applications?

A: Yes. All applications are due by June 20, 2015

More Questions?

Call 216-687-2012 or email vabc@csuohio.edu

 

Your Mission

Successfully complete this boot camp in order to take college level Math and/or English courses.

  • » Save money with this limited opportunity - available only to new, incoming freshmen. 
  • » Save time by participating in this 7-week program.
  • » Develop strategies to succeed in college - time management, note taking, and study skills.
  • » Learn how to utilize university resources.
  • » Prepare for college level courses.
  • » Explore campus life - make connections and build networks.