Welcome to OPTIONS


The Opening Paths to Individual Opportunity aNd Success (OPTIONS) program is a five-day residential program designed to assist TRIO-eligible incoming freshmen with their transition from high school to KU. The program connects participants with campus resources to further the university's strategic goal of increasing retention rates of first-year students to 90%.

The 2017 OPTIONS program will run from Sunday, August 13 through Thursday, August 17.

OPTIONS is offered at no cost to TRIO-eligible freshmen students!

This program is for you if you want to

  • make your transition to KU easier;
  • move in a week earlier (before your roommate comes to campus);
  • have extra time to become familiar with campus;
  • connect with other KU students like you;
  • ask questions directly to KU personnel and professors;
  • learn how to manage your scholarships, grants, and loans from experts;
  • get help finding campus jobs;
  • learn more about KU resources and how to succeed in college; and
  • enter to win a $500 book scholarship.

The deadline for application is June 20, 2017. Selected applicants will be notified by July 1, 2017 of their acceptance into the program.

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