Rutgers EOF has benefited me financially, academically, and socially. The funds that I received from this program have helped pay for my tuition or books when I did not have the money to do so. Academically, by taking classes during the Summer Institute, I was able to place into higher-level courses than those in which I originally placed on the placement test.
The EOF program also provided me with an academic counselor who has been keeping me on track with everything Rutgers based, as well as motivating me. Besides financial and academic assistance, being in the EOF program has helped me develop a lot of friendships.
During my EOF Summer Institute, I went in feeling alone but came out feeling as if I was a part of a new family. EOF is playing a big part in my college experience and I am thankful for having it.