BIOS Application form

Please complete the following form to apply to the BIOS 2014 program.

The BIOS Program 2014

The Biology Intensive Orientation Session (BIOS) is a rigorous academic program designed to enhance student success in life science majors. The program will run from Sunday, August 24 through Friday, August 29.

BIOS immerses students in college-level biology coursework, and encourages interactions among academically like-minded students in the week just before the Fall semester.

The BIOS experience includes lectures, discussions, writing and test experiences and engagement in a group project for presentation. Students are also embedded in campus life and become familiar with dorm living, dining halls, the layout of campus.

Most importantly students meet each other, work together on challenging projects, and have a chance to develop friendships and study groups that can last for their entire college career and beyond.

Enrollment in BIOS requires concurrent enrollment in BIOL 151, Introductory Biology of Life Science Majors or BIOL 190H, Quantitative Biology of the Cell. All first year students in life science majors can enroll in this required course.

For more information about BIOS, please contact Susan Clevenger (suec@bio.umass.edu, 413-545-2287).

Costs

The fee for the BIOS 2014 program is $675 plus $295 room and board charges. Students live on campus for the duration of the program.

Financial aid will be offered at a rate that corresponds with your academic year award; please indicate your interest in receiving financial aid when you complete your application.

Final billing for BIOS will appear on your normal academic bill distributed by the Bursar’s office in the Fall semester.

Timelines and Due Dates

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JULY 25, 2014.
Acceptance letters with detailed BIOS information will be mailed around by August 1, 2014.

The BIOS program will start on Sunday, August 24, 2014 and run through Friday, August 29, 2014.

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.