The purpose of the Challenge to Achievement at Pace (CAP) program is to provide a structured first-year experience that stresses the liberal arts core curriculum and the development of critical thinking, problem solving, communication and quantitative skills.
CAP is a one-year program designed to help its first-year students meet the academic demands of a college education. Students are provided with the necessary academic tools needed to meet their educational goals including a carefully designed program of selected courses, advisement and academic support services.
Special features of the CAP Program Include:
Small class size, allowing professors to give individualized attention to their students
Learning communities, which provide an opportunity to learn across disciplines
Tutoring, available individually or in group sessions, offered by the Tutoring Center
An array of college survival skills, taught in the University 101 course
An Academic Advisor and a student Peer Leader to provide support and guidance throughout the first year