The AIM program simulates a real college experience. Students attend classes Monday-Thursday, which are taught by Kettering University faculty. At the end of the program, each student is ranked based on their tests, exams and homework. The ranking determines the scholarship amount students receive if they attend Kettering.
AIM classes include:
- Business Management
- Chemistry with Lab
- Computer Programming
- Physics with Lab
Students participate in a career institute on Fridays, which include company tours and presentations from engineers and managers. Evening and weekend activities include use of Kettering's Rec Center and fun activities such as camping, bowling and a trip to Cedar Point. Kettering University upper-class students serve as mentors throughout the entire program.
Students are required to pay a $500 program fee. Financial assistance may be available to help offset the program fee. Kettering University and its corporate supporters cover all other program costs, which include tuition, room, board, supplies, activity fees and in some cases, transportation.
Each student who successfully completes the AIM program will receive a scholarship ranging from $5,000 to full tuition for the 4.5 years of their academics, if they attend Kettering University as a college freshman.