Welcome to Promise

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

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

Promise program.

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 your first year, you will be invited to continue to participate in Promise through ongoing academic counseling and programming throughout your four years of matriculation.