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The Academic Success Center

Promise Program

The Promise Program at Merrimack is designed to optimize a student’s potential for academic and personal success in the transition to Merrimack, through the first year and on the path to graduation.

Promise offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills and  networks needed for success during the freshman year while also completing coursework in their desired major and Merrimack’s core curriculum.

This will occur through personalized academic programming and guidance received in addition to what is provided in their academic majors. For example, first-year courses will be carefully selected for Promise students to enhance their individual opportunity for success. These students will take courses with other Promise students as well as students their area of study. Additional features of the Promise program include:

  • Frequent one-on-one academic counseling.
  • Mentoring and tutoring from upperclass student leaders.
  • Individualized referrals to other campus resources.
  • A specialized, twice-a-week first-year experience course that provides an enhanced academic skill development component (including time management and college-level study skills).

After the first year, students will be invited to continue to participate in Promise through ongoing academic counseling and programming throughout their four years of matriculation.

For additional information, email or call 978-837-5387.

Contact Us 

Sara Quagliaroli
Director, Promise Program