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The Academic Success Center

Promise Program

The Promise Program at Merrimack is a new and exciting initiative 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 build the skills and network needed for success in freshman year while also completing coursework in their desired major and in the Core Curriculum in Liberal Studies - Merrimack’s general education program. 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 students enrolled in the Promise Program to enhance their individual opportunity for success. Promise students will take these courses with both fellow Promise students and those in their area of study. Additional features of the Promise Program include:

  • Frequent one-on-one academic counseling
  • Mentoring and tutoring from upper-class 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 for all four years.

For additional information on the Promise Program at Merrimack, please contact or 978-837-5387.

Contact Us 

Sara Quagliaroli
Director, Promise Program