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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why was I selected for AIM?

Admissions staff reviewed your application and determined, with representatives from the Academic Excellence team, that you are a great fit for Moravian University; however, we also noticed some parts of your application look like past Moravian students who needed additional support for a smooth transition to college. Participation in the AIM program is meant to identify both your support network and also the resources you need to make sure you are set up for success when the Fall semester begins.

Why should I join AIM and come to Moravian?

In part, you should join AIM because you will earn college credit before the Fall semester starts. You will also then know what college-level courses expect, how to work with faculty (different from high school teachers), and how to be a successful student here. You will also get to know the campus and people in the community who will work with you across your four years here BEFORE the rest of your class begins in late August. So, in AIM, you will get a more hands-on, individualized introduction to Moravian and a head start on college. You will also gain exceptional academic and college transition skills that will help you be successful in earning your degree.

Is AIM required?

Due to the admissions circumstances described in the first FAQ above, your admission to Moravian University features participation and completion of the AIM program. Students selected for AIM agree to participate by paying the institutional enrollment deposit.

Can I join AIM if I was not selected during admission?

If there are open spaces still available, students can sign up to join AIM with the permission of the Executive Director of the Center for Academic Excellence. You can start that process with your admissions counselor. The Director will determine in consultation with you, your family, and your admissions counselor if/how AIM is a good fit for you. 

What class will I get credit for in AIM?

For 2023 the course will be WRIT101: College Reading and Writing.  

How much does AIM cost?

The program, including the course, room, and board, comes at no additional cost beyond your initial enrollment deposit: AIM is Moravian's investment in you as a member of our community. We select students who can benefit, knowing that the program gives you a head start on college and access to early support that will make you more successful.

What are the dates for AIM this year?

AIM 2023 will begin with move-in on Sunday, July 9th and will run until Thursday, July 27th. 

When will I hear more information?

In the late Spring of each year, when most of the AIM cohort has been identified, the Center for Academic Excellence begins sending out information about course planning, housing and move-in, activities, events, and schedules. 

What will I actually be doing every day?

Because you are earning credit for a college course in three weeks, you will have a long class period Monday through Thursday each week, typically in the morning. Other required program sessions will take place across the rest of the day. These events provide the rest of the content of AIM beyond the class itself, so they are important to you gaining the skills to succeed in college and at Moravian. There will also be fun activities that will help you get to know fellow AIM students and get to know Moravian, Bethlehem, and the wider community. Those activities are supported by student peer mentors, some of whom have been through AIM themselves and are now successful Moravian students. A schedule will go out to all participants before the session begins and will be shared at the Getting Started at Moravian AIM information sessions held in June.

Can I still become a Moravian student if I do not complete the AIM program in July?

If you are unable to complete the Summer AIM program, you will be required to take a semester-long Academic Support course in addition to WRIT101: College Reading and Writing during the Fall semester.