The Summer Collegiate Experience is a high-impact, quality-learning, first-year experience for students entering the university. As an SCE student, you will register for courses, receive graded degree credits, and learn about UW-Madison resources and campus culture during a six-week residential summer program. The curriculum is designed to advance your skills in writing, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. You will have the opportunity to meet a diverse group of other first-year students and faculty/staff, while getting adjusted to the University’s academic and social environment.
“SCE had a very positive impact on me. It taught me how to manage my time, study skills, and how to have fun!”2016 SCE Student Participant
By The Numbers
- The 2016 SCE Program was the largest program in history with nearly 150 participants annually.
- After the Fall 2016 Semester, SCE Participants averaged 25 credits earned toward graduation (24 credits required for Sophomore Standing).
- After the Fall 2016 Semester, 60% of all SCE Participants had a 3.0 GPA or higher.
- After the Fall 2016 Semester, 25% of all SCE Participants had a 3.5 GPA or higher.
“I am a more confident person, knowing I belong at UW-Madison.”2016 SCE Student Participant
Shinners Family Fund Scholarship
The Shinners Family Fund Scholarship is sponsored by UW-Madison Alumni George and Jane Shinners. It is given out annually to in-state CAE students and is renewable up to four years.