B-STAR Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for the program?

The B-STAR Program is open to qualified minority students from historically underserved and disadvantaged backgrounds/circumstances who have accepted admission to RBS. If you think you may be eligible, please apply.

What courses will I take as a B-STAR program participant?

All program participants will take:

Management Information Systems (623), a microcomputer-based course that provides a comprehensive understanding of computer systems and application software.

English Composition (355), a course that calls for analytical writing based on non-fiction readings. Students are expected to develop a critical understanding of argument, both in the recognition of the strategies of other writers and in the effective management of their own.

How many students will be admitted to the B-STAR program?

This highly competitive program has up to 20 openings for qualified students. Space is limited and eligible applicants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early!

How much will it cost for me to attend the program?

Tuition for the 2014 program is valued at approximately $5,000 per student. Except for a $125 deposit, students eligible for the RBS B-STAR freshman summer bridge program will have all of their expenses covered by a B-STAR Program Scholarship. The deposit will be refunded in September to students who complete the program.

Why should I attend the B-STAR freshman summer bridge program?

In addition to earning college credits prior to the start of the fall semester, the small cohort experience is invaluable. You will be living and learning with a small group of students from similar backgrounds, and with staff and students who will work with you to make the most of your experience.