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.