Academic Learning Center

Future Options and Choices for Undeclared Students (FOCUS)

Helping first-year students focus on success

This is a year-long academically based freshman program. FOCUS provides resources and information for first year students to assist them in making a successful transition from high school to college, and in making informed choices about their course of study and future career options. (3 Credits in the Fall and 1 Credit in the Spring)

“I developed such close relationships with my classmates and advisor, and could not imagine how difficult my freshman year would have been without being a part of the FOCUS Program.”

“It was nice talking to other students who weren’t sure where they were headed in their college career. It made me feel more at ease with my own situation, that it was ok not to know exactly what I wanted to do yet.”

An innovative academic program for incoming freshmen that provides:

  • An easy transition into the Marist College experience
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Self-management skills
  • In-depth information about majors, minors and concentrations
  • Career planning options

FOCUS Brochure

FOCUS Application - Accepting applications for Fall 2019 semester starting in April 2019.

For more information please contact:

Kathryn DiCorcia
Director of the Academic Learning Center
Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Kathryn.DiCorcia@Marist.edu
(845) 575-3300
Fax: 845-575-3985