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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why am I in the Fast Forward (FFWD) program?
A: Through the admissions process, you were selected for the Fast Forward program based on careful review of your application. Upon that review, it was determined that the program's structure would help you attain success during your first year and beyond at Seton Hall.

Q: Are Fast Forward courses the same as standard Seton Hall courses?
A: Absolutely! Students in the FFWD program take required first-year courses along with relevant courses towards their intended major.  All students will take 7 credits during the fall semester.

Q: What are the advantages and benefits of the Fast Forward program?
A: The program provides a friendly and supportive environment that enables students to successfully transition to college life at Seton Hall. You benefit from intrusive advisement, professional mentoring, dedicated Peer Advisors, personalized academic support, and dedicated study areas, because advocacy and support are the primary focus!

Q. Is study hall mandatory for FFWD students to attend?
A. Yes, it is a mandatory requirement for all students in the FFWD program to attend 4 hours of study hall per week. The study hall lab is connected to the University Life course and is built into the student's schedule.

Q: Am I restricted from participating in any clubs or organizations on campus?
A: As a Fast Forward student, you are encouraged to participate in various clubs and organizations.  However, in order to participate in Greek Life, you must have a minimum 15 credits and 2.5 GPA. Involvement in university clubs and organizations will depend upon those clubs' policies and procedures.

Q: Who can I speak with if I am not sure what major I would like to pursue?
A: Please work with your University Life Mentor and The Career Center as we are all here to help you.

Q. How will I make up the credits from being part time the first semester?
A. You will meet with your Mentor and discuss what plan is best for you and will allow you to successfully graduate within your desired time frame. Some of the options available would be:
•    Summer Courses
•    18 Credit Course Load after first year is complete

Q: What happens after I successfully complete the FFWD program?
A.  After successfully completing the program requirements students will become a full-time student in the General Studies program. For more information on the General Studies program please click here.

Q: Can I still use program resources after I've declared my major?
A: Yes!  We invite you to use us as a resource for the entirety of your Seton Hall career.

Q. Will I be able to live on campus after I finish the FFWD program?
A. After a student successfully completes the FFWD program and is enrolled as a full time student, then they will be eligible to participate in the Housing selection. However, Housing is not guaranteed to any student. To find out more about the Housing selection process, please visit the Housing website.

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