Program Goals & Requirements


The Challenge Program is designed to ensure a successful high school to college transition by addressing the academic, social, and personal needs of students attending the University of Michigan—Flint during the first year of their college experience. This will be accomplished by the utilization of support services and collaborative efforts between faculty, students, and staff. There is no special designation that will make a participant in the program feel different from any other student. This program is yet another example of the University’s commitment of enabling students to reach excellence in education.

Program Requirements

  • Enroll in 6-13 credit hours, with the approval of your academic advisor and coordinator of the Challenge Program
  • Attend scheduled consultation sessions and workshops that will provide student growth, achievement, and orientate students to campus life.
  • Complete courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above for two consecutive semesters.
  • Complete a non-credit 6-week seminar entitled “Connections 102” during the winter semester.
  • Completion of the additional requirements listed on the Program Expectations given.