Raider Academy

Graduating student

Raider Academy is your opportunity to begin your college adventure early and emerge a leader.

In Raider Academy, you’ll enroll in classes for the Summer B semester
(June 18 - July 26, 2018) and have access to the support you need before campus gets busy in the Fall. You’ll complete the Academy with critical credit hours to apply to your degree requirements, a chance to develop your own success plan, and build your support network.  By completing Raider Academy, you will be eligible to earn a partial scholarship for Spring semester and jumpstart your academic success. 


  • Develop strong study habits and skills
  • Begin fulfilling degree requirements
  • Write your own academic plan for success
  • Register for Fall classes earlier than most
  • Get to know campus when it is less busy
  • Make lasting friendships and build a support network with your Raider Academy cohort

The Wright State University application deadline for Raider Academy students is March 15, 2018.  You will need to submit:

Enrollment in Raider Academy is on a first-come, first-served basis for students meeting the eligibility requirements for participation outlined below:

  • Accepted for admission at Wright State University
  • Be Pell Grant eligible for Summer 2018
  • Achieve ACT English score of 12 or higher; OR SAT Writing & Language score of 19 or higher
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.2 or higher
  • College Credit Plus students who have completed the ENG 1100 requirement, are not eligible for Raider Academy


The Raider Academy Scholarship provides up to $3000 to apply to your Spring 2019 semester at Wright State University.
To meet eligibility requirements you must:  

  • Be admitted to Wright State University
  • Attend academy orientation on April 14, 2018
  • Successfully complete academy courses in Summer B semester
  • Create and fulfill an academic success plan in UVC 1010
  • Successfully complete 12+ credit hours in Fall 2018
  • Achieve a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the end of Fall 2018
  • Register for 12+ credit hours for Spring 2019

Your Academic Advisor must verify that you have met all of above criteria.

COURSE SCHEDULE:  Summer B Semester

Your course schedule for Summer B semester  (June 18 - July 26, 2018) will be determined by standardized test scores (ACT, SAT) or Wright State's Writing Placement Test.  Learn more about the Writing Placement Policy.

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ENG 1100 Academic Writing and Reading         3
DEV 0920 OR
HST 1200

Foundations of College Reading and Writing OR
The West and the World since 1500

UVC 1010 First Year Seminar I         1
Total           7


Estimated costs for Raider Academy will include:

  • Per credit hour tuition (7 hours)
  • First Year Program fee
  • Textbooks
  • Student Health Insurance and Student Legal Services (optional)  

Detailed information is available at