A First-Year Academic Success Program

The Pilots Program engages first-year students with a diverse community of goal-oriented peers, facilitates individual academic guidance and assists students in developing a strong educational foundation.

Goals & Objectives

Through Pilots, you will:

  • Be a part of a diverse community
  • Attend small classes with friends
  • Take advantage of individualized advising and academic guidance
  • Experience courses taught by outstanding, dedicated faculty
  • Benefit from tutoring offered by exceptional peer assistants
  • Develop tools and skills needed to be successful in college


Pilots lab poster

One Stop: Student Guide to Help and Resources

Program Highlights

  • 83% Retention (Freshman to Sophomore Year)

Student Population

  • 50% of Pilots students are first-generation
  • 50% of Pilots students are multicultural
  • 50% of students received a 3.0 or higher (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)


January 19
Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
Day of Service

January 20 (TUESDAY)
Spring 2015 term begins

Jan 20-23, 2015
Pilots class meetings
Schedule your PA hours for the Spring semester

January 26
Scheduled PA hours begin
Last day to add a class without instructor consent

February 2-27
Pilots advising appointments

February 9
Last Day to drop class with 100% refund & Summer/Fall 2015 course schedule available

February 16
Last day to drop class with 50% refund

February 24 
Last day to drop class without a W

March 16-20
Spring Break!

March 23-April 24
Pilots advising appointments
Summer/Fall enrollment begins

March 30
Last day to drop a class

April - More info TBA
Pilots 20th Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Award Ceremony!

May 8
Last day of classes
Last day of scheduled PA hours

May 11-15
Final Exams

May 20
Final grades posted to iSIS


New to the Pilots Program?

Check out photos and scholarship winners from the Spring 2014 Pilots Awards Reception