Who is eligible to apply? Do I have to be a certain major?
A&S Wired is open to all incoming freshmen, regardless of major. Anyone with an interest in a technology-driven learning environment and a 21st century liberal arts education is encouraged to apply. The life skills gained and the sense of community are beneficial for students of any major—from biology, to architecture to business.
Can I apply before I confirm my attendance at the University?
Yes. You may apply for both housing and a living learning program even if you have not yet made a final attendance decision. In fact, you should apply for both as soon after you are admitted as possible. There are no application fees and no obligation.
Where will I live? If I am accepted to the program, is housing guaranteed?
All A&S Wired students will be housed in Keeneland Hall for 2012-2013. Keeneland Hall is air-conditioned, has suite-style rooms, and is located on North Campus. Click through for a list of frequently asked questions about the residence halls.
I have requested a specific roommate. Will my request be honored? Can I room with someone who is not in the program?
Roommate requests will be handled in the same way for A&S Wired students as for any other student. You may room with someone not in the program (space permitting), but you should encourage your desired roommate to apply to the program as well. That way you will both get to participate in and reap the benefits of this exciting opportunity!
What does it cost to live in A&S Wired?
Students in A&S Wired pay the same rates to live on campus as any other student. There are no additional program fees.
What technology will be available to me as a participant in A&S Wired?
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What courses am I required to take?
All incoming students must take CIS/WRD 110: Composition and Communication I (3 credits) and CIS/WRD 111: Composition and Communication I (3 credits) unless they meet the requirements to begin with CIS/WRD 112: Composition and Communication II (3 credits). A&S Wired students will take this two-part course in Keeneland Hall, and will enjoy small class sizes. A&S Wired students are also required to take two 10-week electives (2 credits each). These courses will cover a range of topics, and will also be taught in Keeneland.
Do all four of the courses have to be taken in the first semester?
No. Student will take one 10-week elective and Composition and Communication I in the fall, and the other 10-week elective along with Composition and Communication II in the spring.
I will be participating in the university Honors Program. Will I still need to take CIS/WRD 110/111/112 in Keeneland?
No. The Honors Program has a different requirement which satisfies the general education requirement for composition and communication. You will need to take the other courses required by the A&S Wired program (two 10-week electives).
Based on my ACT/AP/IB/CLEP score, I am exempt from part/all of the composition and communication requirement. Will I still need to take CIS/WRD 110/111 in Keeneland?
No. You are not required to repeat any course for which you already have credit. Academic advisors work with students to make sure they are registered for the correct courses.
How will participating in the program affect my schedule? Will it take me longer to graduate?
The impact to your schedule will be minimal, and an academic advisor will work closely with you to make sure you are registered for the correct courses. Participating in the program will not extend the amount of time you need to graduate. In fact, with small class sizes and a close community of students and faculty to support you, you will be well on your way to graduating on time. If you have specific concerns about your course load, you should discuss them with your academic advisor.
Will all students in the A&S residential college be required to take two of these 2-credit courses?
How will the two-credit hour, 10-week long courses be listed?