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  Frequently Asked Questions About the Arnold Mitchem Fellows (AMF) Program

Who can apply to the AMF program?

​Current first-year students (freshmen) who will be sophomores in the next academic year.​​​​​​​​

How long is the AMF program?

The program lasts one academic year (fall, winter and spring quarters).​​

Upon completion, students are invited to apply to other Center for Access and Attainment programs (e.g., Student Support Services, or TRIO SSS and the McNair Scholars Program).​​​

What if I am unsure about pursuing a research career or attending graduate school?

You do not need to be certain about pursuing a research career or attending graduate school. The AMF program helps you decide if you are interested in pursuing a research career or attending graduate school.

What are the AMF program expectations?

  • Enroll in and attend three two-credit ​writing, rhetoric and discourse (WRD) classes specifically for AMF students​ (WRD 227 in fall quarter, WRD 228 in winter quarter and WRD 229 in spring quarter​).

  • ​Schedule and attend advising sessions with AMF staff to identify and apply to competitive research and internship opportunities.​

What day/time do AMF classes take place during the academic year?

Classes meet on Fridays from 2-4 p.m.​​​

When will I know if I am invited to interview for the program?

You will be notified in early May; interviews will take place sometime that month.​​​​​​​

When will I know if I am accepted into the program?

Students will be notified by email in June.​​​​​​​