Entry Programs

MASP’s entry programs provide students a unique cohort experience emphasizing academic enrichment and the opportunity to build a supportive community of peers, faculty and staff in the College of Arts & Sciences. Each program offers content and resources designed to prepare CU students for their time at CU Boulder and provide an introduction to the MASP community. 

Please explore our two programs for incoming first year students below to see which one is tailor-made for you and to see how to apply: 



Program for Excellence in Academics & Community (PEAC)

What it is: 3-week residential Summer Bridge program and with its successful completion students receive a $1000 stipend and become eligible for MASP and its related participation scholarship of $2,000 per academic year for up to ten semesters

Who is it for:Incoming first year students
  When: July 6, 2024- July 26, 2024  
 Priority Deadline: February 25, 2024; Final Deadline: April 12, 2024 






The Bound Programs: MASP's Divisional Community Cohorts

What it is: Year-long academic and community building program for first-year students, grouped by their area of study (e.g., Natural Sciences, Social Sciences or Arts & Humanities). With its successful completion students receive $2000 participation stipend ($1000 in the Fall and $1000 in the Spring).  

When: Fall 2024/Spring 2025 

Who it is for: Incoming first year students
 Priority Deadline: February 25, 2024; Final Deadline: April 12, 2024 

MASP Program Resources

All MASP students have access to the following resources: