The Brown Forman Engineering Academy is a two-week residential program designed to prepare accepted incoming Engineering freshmen academically and personally. This enrichment program is designed to assist students with their transition into college through academic prep, peer support, faculty relationship building, and student success programming.
Students accepted into this program will stay in the Engineering Living and Learning Community residence hall. Students will take a calculus prep course, attend seminars (tips to test taking, resilience, study skills, etc.), meet faculty, build a cohort of peer support, receive a Speed School mentor, participate in community service, tour engineering companies, and gain insight on successfully transitioning to college in the Engineering program.
In addition, accepted students will share the same block of classes in the fall and will continue to meet as a cohort for fall and spring semesters.
When is the program?
This year the Academy will run July 22nd – August 2nd, 2018. Accepted participants will stay in Community Park Residence Hall for the entirety of the program, including the weekend. All meals are included.
Previous Students’ Comments: "I absolutely loved this program, I'm grateful that I got to participate in it. I got to meet new people, joke with them, and (in years to come) grow with them. I feel fully prepared for the rigors of Speed School and I would absolutely recommend this program to incoming freshmen for years to come."
Applications will be accepted February 16th – April 23rd, 2018
Applications will be reviewed by the Brown-Forman Engineering Academy Committee. Selected applicants will be notified by the end of May.
How to apply? Click on the button in the top right corner titled "Registration" and selecting the "Student" option. After inputting your credentials you will be able to log in to your account to begin the application process.
Who should apply? Incoming freshmen students who have been accepted into UofL Speed School of Engineering and who are looking to ensure transitional success into college. Students must have both a housing location and orientation date for the upcoming year to be considered for the Brown-Forman Engineering Academy. We will admit 24 of the incoming 2018 freshmen engineering cohort.
What’s your commitment? Attend the full two-week residential academy (including the weekend) and attend additional activities during the fall/ spring semesters. Academy members will also be in the same block of classes for the fall semester.