Strong StArt Program

The Strong StArt Program offers support for selected incoming freshmen in FAA. It was designed to help new students make a smooth transition from high school to college life.

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Program Details


Undergraduates are selected on the basis of various academic factors and recommendations from the FAA Recruitment and Admissions Office. Students are also able to self-select and participate.


As a Strong StArt participant, you can expect these services:

  • Events/sessions to help you get acquainted academically with life on campus and gain a strong understanding of the resources available.
  • One-on-one guidance with support through mentoring.
  • Additional advising support to discuss interests and personal experiences on campus.
  • Monthly email updates highlighting campus support services, events, and academic deadlines.

Mandatory Requirements

Complete the online Strong StArt participant agreement by Friday, July 28, 2023.

Attend the Strong StArt Welcome on Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Siebel Center for Design.

If you have questions about the Strong StArt program, please contact the FAA Office of Undergraduate Affairs at 217.333.6061 or

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