STEP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We strongly suggest students not to work during STEP. The program is academic in nature and demands much attention. Taking on more commitments would present a challenge for students. Over the course of the program students will be connected to potential on-campus employers for the school year.
- tuition for summer classes (up to three credits after meeting with your academic adviser)
- housing (on-campus housing is mandatory for all participants, visit the Housing, Dining, & Transportation section to learn more)
- meal plan (meal swipes and EagleBucks)
- registration fee for Eagle Summit Session III (parents and guests who wish to join must pay a fee to participate in Eagle Summit; visit Orientation, Transition and Retention for more information)
- the Pre-College Writing Seminar (mandatory for all participants, regardless of AP credit)
- on-campus tutoring and access to other campus academic support services
- workshops and university-sponsored extracurricular activities
- use of AU's academic, athletic, and recreational facilities
Students will be responsible for some meals, transportation, and personal expenses while attending STEP.
You must have health insurance in order to participate in STEP. You may either enroll in the AU Student Health Insurance Plan or use a plan of your choice. Students with non-AU insurance should bring a copy of their insurance card. Click here to learn more about the student insurance requirements and contact us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Double rooms are equipped with two standard twin sized beds, two desks with chairs, two bookcases, two Ethernet hookups, and built-in storage cabinets and closets. Triple rooms are equipped with three of the aforementioned items, but have 2 built-in units. Rooms are equipped with telephone connections for on-campus service, cable television, and internet access (both wired and wireless). Most residence halls have kitchens on each floor.
Roommates are paired based on interests, hobbies, sleeping habits, and extracurricular activities, which students share on the STEP Registration Form. Because this is a prime opportunity to meet new people, we do not pair siblings or friends together. You will receive your roommate assignment by early June, along with your room assignment and other important check-in information.
Students will be provided with meals in the Terrace Dining Room (TDR) and EagleBucks for the seven weeks of the program. TDR is the main student dining facility on campus, and meal swipes can be used only there. EagleBucks is credit on the student's ID card, which can be used at various on-campus dining facilities, as well as at several off-campus dining vendors. Visit Housing and Dining Programs for more information on campus dining options.
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