Students who have demonstrated academic achievement and success yet do not meet one or more of the traditional freshman admissions criteria, are offered contractual admission to the University of Michigan-Flint through the Office of Admissions. Participation in the EOI Challenge Program is intended as a means of providing students with a good high school to college transition experience and a foundation for success at the University. Introduced to a variety of support services through the program, students have the opportunity to improve their academic skills as well as develop useful tools that will enhance their collegiate experience. The goal of the program is to offer students the best support and intervention services that will enable them to succeed academically, personally and socially. Students are encouraged to develop a Personalized Education Plan (PEP), and to participate in program services such as Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), Peer Growth Teams (PGT), and general academic guidance and monitoring. Challenge Program services are concentrated in the first and second semester of enrollment, but some services are extended beyond the contractual year.