The Freshman Frontier Program (FFP) is an academic support program especially designed for entering freshmen who desire a jump-start on the Marquette college experience in a close-knit community. By choosing to participate in this unique Marquette program, you will not only work ahead by earning three credits in the summer, but you will also benefit from academic support and personalized advising throughout your freshman year and beyond.
Our program administrators will consult with you and design a summer program that supports your individual needs. During the five week summer session, you will enroll in one three credit course in an area of past academic strength and two college prep courses designed to strengthen academic areas.
In addition to attending classes during the summer, you will meet regularly with an academic adviser to discuss your progress and to select courses for the fall semester. An adult residence hall coordinator, along with resident peer counselors, hired and trained especially for the Freshman Frontier Program, will assist students living in the residence hall during the summer session.
During the academic year, you continue to work closely with your FFP academic adviser. You will receive additional assistance with course selection, major/career exploration, and study skills. Tutors are available free of charge if you want extra help. FFP offers academic workshops designed to meet students’ specific needs and continues to build the FFP community through FFP sponsored social and service activities. You’re in the program for a full year, although FFP students are welcome to use FFP services throughout their remaining years at Marquette.
By being on campus before any other new freshmen, you have the opportunity to get settled in with residence hall life, become familiar with our campus, and learn to get around Milwaukee. Through various service projects and social events such as the Milwaukee River boat cruise, the bowling party at the MU Annex, and the trip to Six Flags Great America, you are sure to develop close friendships with other FFP students.
To receive more information about the program, please fill out and submit the Freshman Frontier Program Interest Form or contact the Freshman Frontier Program directly at (414) 288-7163 or via email at email@example.com.