Jumpstart Your College Education By Enrolling in the catalyst program

Catalyst Program August 5-16, 2023

Incoming freshmen are invited to campus two weeks before the start of the school year to complete a general education course. By doing so, students get acclimated to campus, make new friends, develop study skills and ease their academic workloads – all before the semester officially begins.

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Information on Enrollment in the Catalyst Program

To enroll in the Catalyst Program complete the registration form below.

Contact Alissa Burger for more information on the Catalyst Program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Saturday, July 15, 2023

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Program Information

Students will complete three (3) hours of their general education requirements, build critical study skills and learn to transition to college. The class will meet every day and include mandatory study sessions to process the material learned in class.

Students can choose one of two courses offered:

Meet the Faculty

Scott Giltner

Dr. Scott Giltner

Dr. Scott Giltner received his B.A. in history from Hiram College before going on to graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. Since 2005 he has taught at Culver-Stockton College, where he is Professor of History and Chair of the Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences Division. An environmental historian interested in the intersection of race and subsistence, particularly in post-emancipation societies, Scott is a published author. He lives in Quincy, IL, with his wife Heather Keller-Giltner and their four cats, Bitsy, Lucy, Johann, and Doris.

Lisa Prowant

Dr. Lisa Prowant

Dr. Prowant is a conservation ecologist that has worked with a variety of animal taxa in wetland, grassland, forest, tropical, and polar ecosystems. She specializes in reptiles and amphibians, but has done research on birds, mammals, and invertebrates. 

Program Cost: $800

Costs include:

  • One three (3) credit hour course
  • Housing (not available to commuters)
  • Three (3) meals per day
  • Program Activities

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given to students who withdraw or drop from courses on August 5, 2023, at 5 p.m. The last day to withdraw from the program without academic penalty is Aug. 11, 2023, at 5 p.m.