Students who are not accepted to the Advanced Flagship Pathway, are placed in a Pre-Advanced Flagship Pathway and take a 2-credit course, receive tutoring, academic advising, and attend other Flagship activities. The Pre-Advanced course will deepen knowledge of Chinese culture and Chinese linguistics through tutoring and prepare students for the Advanced Pathway. This allows for continued training of those who are not quite ready for the rigors of the advanced Flagship level, but still want to pursue the Flagship program.
Early Flagship Pathway:
Starting in fall of 2015, the Flagship Program will also offer an Early Pathway as an option for those students at the 200 Chinese course level. The Early Flagship will consist of a two-credit course taught weekly during fall semester that helps develops proficiency through reading and everyday conversation. Students will also receive regular and early Flagship advising, involvement in Flagship activities and possible funding for summer Flagship-approved programs that boost students’ language skills. The Early Pathway will provide exposure to Flagship at an earlier stage of a student’s academic progress and will also give Flagship staff more opportunities for advising with sufficient time to fit Flagship into their academic plan and future studies.