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Special Academic Programs


Enhance your education with our Honors program, the Caldwell Scholars. This program is designed to academically challenge motivated students interested in both interdisciplinary and directed independent work. Our Scholars program is a nationally-recognized program that provides intellectual enrichment and an academic environment that encourages students to develop critical thinking in the application of knowledge. This program is meant to foster leadership, self-confidence, and a greater respect for humanity. Our program includes all incoming Presidential Scholars. Other interested candidates can request information through the Office of Admissions.


The Freshman Connect Program is a two-semester success program offered to students who are selected by the Office of Admissions. Participation is determined by high school GPA, transcript, SAT scores and other criteria. Structured on a learning community model, Freshman Connect provides students with a controlled learning experience in which they can strengthen their academic skills and realize their potential as successful students while involved in college-level work.


The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program, in partnership with Caldwell University, provides financial and educational assistance to eligible students who come from lower-income families. EOF students at Caldwell University receive supportive services such as academic and career advisement, tutoring, and academic skills workshops. The EOF program is guided by caring and professional staff who stand ready to assist in making the path to a college degree a qualitative educational experience. To be eligible for the EOF program, a student must be a New Jersey resident for at least one year, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and meet both academic and financial eligibility requirements. Students in the EOF program participate in a five-week summer program before their freshman year. This required summer enrichment program is designed to strengthen the students’ preparation for college-level work and academic success. Potential candidates can request more information from the Office of Admissions.