The Program

In order to succeed at the McNair Scholars mission the Beloit College McNair program is designed as a two-year program.  The elements of our program are as follows:

Year Activities Associated Units (if any)
Sophomore Year – 2nd semester

Applications due to McNair in January.

Selection of Scholars in February.

Completion of Research Design 2nd Mode Course.

   .25 (graded)
1st Summer Research Experience with Faculty Mentor on campus.    1.0 (graded)
Junior Year

Selection of second summer research experience program.

GRE preparation with test taken at the end of the prep class (2nd semester).

Start selection of graduate programs.

Present at, or attend, national undergraduate and professional conferences

2nd Summer

Research experience off campus through an undergraduate research program.

Refine selection of graduate programs.

   1.0 (credit-no credit)
Senior Year

Graduate Preparation Seminar mode course (Fall) – apply for a minimum of 3 programs.

Present at one national conference like NCUR or disciplinary conference


   .5 (graded)

Total credits allowed under the McNair Scholars Program: 2.75 units