These academic programs are designed to give students a jump start on their college experience and maintain an academic focus while navigating the challenges of student life. The Aggie Smart Start Program is exclusively for first-year students living in the new suite-style residence hall. The Aggies Thrive program provides support specifically for second-year students as they transition from the first year to the second year of college life. It is also available to students living in the new suite-style residence hall. Click on a program below to see additional details and how to apply.