What is Accelerate?

Accelerate enables you to take an online class before arriving on campus and join a research team in your first year at RU!

The online class will be provided in a summer session that takes place from July 28 to August 15. Before coming to campus in the fall, you will be able to select one (1) of six (6) courses that will be offered in an asynchronous online format. Asynchronous means you will be able to log on and complete the course from home at times that are most convenient to you, and as long as you complete the requirements of the course, you will show up on campus having already completed a high-demand, 3-credit course.

You will also be able to join a team that will be doing hands-on research and development in topics that include mobile gaming, social media marketing, criminal justice, biology, visual and performing arts, behavioral psychology, forensic pathology, environmental studies and more!

You and your fellow research classmates may also have the opportunity to live in Accelerate housing, which is conveniently located in the center of campus near Dalton dining hall, the Bonnie student center, and Starbucks.

As this is a pilot for high achieving students, we are limiting the number of students who can participate.