What is Lobo Academy?

A summer bridge program to help students get a jump start to college! This is a fast-paced and dynamic summer bridge program that helps newly admitted college students make that transition to college life. While in Lobo Academy, students will work toward improving their placement levels in Math and English while also gaining a college credit by enrolling in a 3 credit class called Freshmen First Year Experience (FYEX 1110). We work with students to build up their skills for college success and provide knowledge about campus resources while helping them feel at home in our TRIO/ Student Support Services program on the UNM Gallup campus.

Lobo Academy is a Hybrid four (4) week program that will be delivered through a mix of hybrid and online methods such as Blackboard Learn and Zoom. Lobo Academy will offer a mix of academic and social activities to build a strong academic foundation.

Lobo Academy students receive the following benefits and many more:

  • Enroll in a 3-credit hour virtual FYEX 1110 class for just lobo academy students
  • Receive FREE hybrid classes in Math and other classes to be determined
  • Take a Pre-placement test and a Post- placement test to determine advancement in college level Math or English classes
  • Receive financial aid (based on eligibility) for FYEX 1110
  • Join the TRIO/Student Support Services program to increase your chance of success
  • Learn about guided pathways and career guidance
  • Become familiar with the campus, the staff, and the faculty
  • Virtual travel to a four-year university and learn about transfer options
  • Mentoring and Academic Advising
  • Have FUN!!!

The application process for the TRIO/SSS Lobo Academy:

The 2021 Lobo Academy Summer Bridge Program will begin July 05 through July 30, 2021

  1. Be admitted to University of New Mexico- Gallup and intend to enroll fall 2021
  2. Complete an UNMG TRIO/SSS application
    • Please note: before your application can be reviewed for the TRIO/SSS Lobo Academy program, you must complete the online TRIO/SSS Application and attach 2020 federal taxes
      • If you were required to report your parents’/guardians’ income information on the FAFSA, they will need to submit their 2020 Federal Taxes.
  3. Complete both the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for summer 2021.
  4. Complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for fall 2021.
  5. Submit your all official high school transcripts

Note: Applicants selected to participate in Lobo Academy must be first generation college students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds and may have a documented disability (physical and/or learning).

TRIO/SSS Application