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The Benefits of Delaware Valley’s Summer Program


Posted on March 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

The Summer Bridge Program that DelVal offers is an amazing opportunity to help students to transition easily and comfortably from high school to college. This four-week academic residential program prepares students for college-level classes in English and mathematics as well as the college culture and environment. 

During their time at the Summer Bridge Program, students from various backgrounds will be enrolled in two to three intensive courses and live together in a residence hall for four weeks. Attending classes and living with peers in a residence hall at DelVal will give students the opportunity to become familiar with the campus and understand course work. It also allows them to get to know other students as well as the faculty. 

This program will fulfill college and major requirements that you can use toward your degree. You’ll have the opportunity to utilize campus resources, understand faculty expectations and college culture and begin to build your supportive network of faculty, staff and peers.

The Summer Bridge Program is offered to first-time, first-year students who have met the entrance criteria on math and English and writing placement. You also must be able to devote yourself full time to the entire four-week program that runs from July 6 to August 1.

The cost of the program is $500 plus the textbooks needed for courses. This cost includes the student’s meals, served from Sunday night through Friday morning, as well as the associated fees for rooming, activities, tutoring, two to three classes, a parking pass and a student ID. Upon completing the program, the $500 cost will be applied to the student’s fall semester bill.

This opportunity allows students to get to know the campus environment a little bit at a time. You’ll be able to adapt to campus living and get a jump-start on your academics. Throughout the entire program, you’ll adjust to college living while forming a support system of peers. Entering school in the fall, with a few weeks of experience under your belt, will help you get a head start on your college career. 

If you think the transition to college is going to be especially difficult for you, the Summer Bridge Program could be necessary. Some students have trouble adapting to their first year at school and, as a result, they aren’t as focused on their studies and eventually fall behind. To avoid this possibility, consider making the transition easier with the Summer Bridge Program.

Pack your bags like you’re moving in for good and bring all of your necessities, casual attire, comfortable shoes, hangers, a laundry bag, a desk lamp, bedding, towels and toiletries. And don’t forget your school supplies such as pens, pencils, highlighters, flash drives, pocket folders, notebooks, index cards and a planner. 

If you’re interested in the Summer Bridge Program, learn more information by checking out DelVal’s website. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to get a jump-start on your college career with the chance to adapt to your environment before the semester begins.