Note: The University will be closed December 24 - January 2. Pilots staff will return to the office on January 5, 2015. If you email a Pilots staff member between December 20 - January 4, we will get back to you as soon as possible (after January 5). Thank you and have a wonderful holiday break!

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)

Important Dates

December 24
Final grades posted to iSIS

December 24 - January 4
Pilots staff out of the office

January 19, 2015
Spring 2015 term begins


New to the Pilots Program?

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