Students gain confidence in their academic and personal abilities, build a community of support, gain resources, and successfully transition into MSOE through the Carter Academy. Established in 2013, the academy is one-of-a-kind opportunity for students and consists of three components:

Summer Hybrid Math Course (June 21st – July 30th)

6-Weeks Completed Online / 4-Weeks completed during Summer Bridge Beginning in June, you will take an online 6-week pre-calculus course that will transition to 4-weeks in the classroom during the residential portion of the academy. 

  • Requires approximately 10 hours of work each week
  • Instructed by a MSOE math professor and program staff member will provide support
  • MSOE will furnish a laptop if a student doesn’t have

Summer Bridge (July 31st – August 26th)

4 Weeks Completed on Campus
The Summer Bridge program is designed to give you experience in the classroom with MSOE faculty, connects you to supportive staff and resources, develop great friendships, and to help you become familiar with the MSOE campus and surrounding community.

  • You’ll move to campus and live in MSOE residence halls with fellow Carter Academy participants, resident assistants and program assistants for four weeks leading up to the fall term
  • You’ll attend classes in engineering, writing, sciences and complete your final 4-weeks of pre-calculus
  • Have fun engaging in MSOE sponsored activities (i.e. game/movie/trivia nights, field days, Milwaukee scavenger hunt) and Milwaukee events (i.e. State Fair, Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, Brewer’s games, Jazz in the Park)

Living Learning Community

Freshman and Sophomore Academic Year
From the Summer Bridge program, you will transition into MSOE’s Carter Living Learning Community.  Live affordably on our new state of the art Carter Academy floor! 

  • Attend your math and writing course with your summer professors and fellow Carter peers
  • Have a dedicated success coach as well as faculty and peer mentors
  • You’ll have access to residential tutoring, organized study spaces and support in creating academic success plans
  • Engage in community events and Carter sponsored social activities
  • Gain strong ambition for your engineering career through professional development opportunities and support in finding an internship

Why You Need to Apply?

The Carter Academy is made possible thanks to an endowed gift from Dr. Gene Carter ’60, MSOE Regent Emeritus, and his wife Particia.

  • There are absolutely no fees the Summer Bridge Program (tuition or residential room & board)
  • You’ll be confident in your math ability and ready to conquer MSOE’s engineering calculus track
  • Small classes allow for close interaction with professors and fellow classmates
  • Get to know campus and become familiar with the surrounding area
  • You’ll create a community of support by making friends and developing strong connections with faculty and staff prior to the start of your freshman year
  • Designated scholarships and opportunities for more financial aid
  • Guaranteed placement on our state-of-the-art Carter Scholar Floor in our new Viets Tower during your freshman year
  • A living learning community and first year experience dedicated to the success of Carter Scholars

What Are the Qualifications to Apply?

  • Must be a full-time freshman entering the fall term
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.0
  • Highest level of high school math completed is pre-calculus, placed into pre-calculus after MSOE placement exam or willingness to strengthen math over the summer and start Calculus 1 in fall.
  • Participation or experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Pre-college Programming
    • STEM Programming
    • Leadership in Clubs or Organizations