ARISE Scholar Requirements

Becoming an ARISE Scholar comes with many opportunities and benefits, for example ARISE scholars are admitted directly to the Grainger College of Engineering. Other benefits include mentorship, non-competitive major selection, and more. In order to benefit fully from all that the ARISE program has to offer, ARISE Scholars must agree to following the program requirements.  Please read through the program requirements below.

ARISE Scholars:

  • Enroll as a full-time student at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in the College of Engineering with designated coursework each semester.
  • Must earn a B­ or better grade in pre-Calculus & Calculus 1, and a C or better in General Chemistry to move to the next course in the sequence; otherwise, the course must be repeated the following semester.
  • Successfully participate in the ARISE mentoring course (ENG 111) and other seminars designed to support student success.
  • Reside in the designated residence hall with ARISE for the first two years of the ARISE program.
  • Respond to communication from the ARISE Program Staff in a timely fashion.
  • Join and actively participate in one student society supported by Engineering Council
  • Complete all surveys as required for program evaluation.
  • Treat all students in the cohort, as well as ARISE Scholars program staff and faculty with respect.
  • Work no more than 10 hours per week while classes are in session during the school year (or discuss with the Program Coordinator).
  • Participate fully in the ARISE Orientation and ARISE Spring Retreat.
  • Participate fully in faculty and industry mentoring.
  • Meet with the Program Coordinator at least twice per semester.
  • Abide by the University of Illinois Student Code.