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Determined Dawgs Scholar Academy

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Determined Dawgs Scholar Academy (DDSA) facilitates the transition to college for aspiring, conditionally admitted Ferris State freshman who may be the first in their families to attend college, require additional support following high school, or from communities with limited funding and resources.

Determined Dawgs take three college courses (9 credits), adjust to campus life and develop college-level learning habits during the summer following their high school graduation. This selective program is a four-week, intensive academic program designed to specifically aid successful transition from high school to college life and learning.

The program starts with a summer bridge experience in July, followed by an extended-orientation experience 3 days prior to the start of fall classes, and transitions into continued support, cohorted classes and supplemental learning assistance during the fall semester. Intentional and proactive advising, as well as ongoing support programming throughout your time at Ferris State University are all part of the Determined Dawgs Scholar Academy program.

July 7 - Aug 3, 2024

The Determined Dawgs program is scheduled to begin on July 7, 2024 and will end on August 3, 2024.

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Dr. Dani Hiar

(231) 591-2481
[email protected]

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