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List of College Bridge Programs: Schools M-Z

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Bridge programs. The goal of these programs is universal: get students the necessary skills they need to be successful in college before starting freshman year. Perhaps you’ve been invited to one and you don’t know what it is quite yet. Or maybe a school requires you to attend one before you even step foot on campus in the fall. We’ve compiled this list to help you learn more about these programs, and narrow down your options.

This list is ordered alphabetically through colleges with names M-Z. Not seeing your school? Check out part one of this list.

 

Mills College: Hellman Summer Science and Math Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Mills College’s Hellman Summer Science and Math Program spend two and a half weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on math, science, and campus acclimation. Students take courses in Environmental Chemistry and Forensic (CSI) Biology. For more information email Helen Walter at hwalter@mills.edu or contact hssm@mills.edu.

 

Mills College: Summer Academic Workshop

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Mills College’s Summer Academic Workshop (first-generation students) spend four weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and includes courses focused on English, social justice, sociological inquiry, mathematics, and computer science. Students also participate in workshops designed to build their academic skills. For more information email Priya Kandaswamy at pkandaswamy@mills.edu or orsaw@mills.edu.

 

Northeastern Illinois University: EMERGE

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into Northeastern Illinois University’s EMERGE program spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students spend half of their time in the program completing an English sequence and the other half completing a math sequence; earning credit for both. For more information email sts@neiu.edu or call (773) 442-5290.

 

Northeastern Illinois University: Google CSSI Extension

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Northeastern Illinois University’s Google CSSI Extension program spend two and a half weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students interested in computer science, software engineering, or similar fields. Students take courses on HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python and Google App Engine. Students also go on field trips, have access to future job counseling, interact with Google engineers, and gain insight into Google’s internship programs and technical career opportunities. For more information email Dr. Maria Luna-Duarte at cssi-extension@neiu.edu

 

Northeastern Illinois University: Summer Transition Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Northeastern Illinois University’s Summer Transition Program (STP) spend five and a half weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on helping students who place into developmental math and/or writing. Students take courses in English and Math for credit. Students also attend workshops in development, diversity, leadership, and health and wellness. For more information email sts@neiu.edu or call (773) 442-5290.

 

Northwestern University: Arch Scholars – Bio&ChemEXCEL

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Northwestern’s Arch Scholars – Bio&ChemEXCEL program (first generation college students and/or students from under-resourced high schools) spend five weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students intending to study biology, chemistry, neuroscience, or biomedical sciences. Students take courses for credit in calculus, chemistry, biological research, and leadership. Students also receive preferred admission into the first-year prep program and preferred admission into the ARCH Scholars Peer Mentoring program during their first year. For more information contact Luke Flores at L-Flores2@northwestern.edu.

 

Northwestern University: Arch Scholars – Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Northwestern’s Arch Scholars – Bridge program (first generation students and/or students from under-resourced high schools) spend five weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take, “Quantitative Reasoning” and “Intro to Critical Thinking in the Humanities and Social Sciences” for credit. Students also receive preferred admission into the first-year research prep program. For more information email Lane Fenrich at fenrich@northwestern.edu.

 

Northwestern University: Melville and Jane Hodge EXCEL Scholars Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Northwestern’s Melville and Jane Hodge EXCEL Scholars Program (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science students who have, “demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to diversity”) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for engineering students. Students take courses in chemistry, calculus, engineering analysis, and leadership for credit. Students also have access to five upperclassman mentors and have the opportunity to meet active upperclassman members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). For more information email Ellen Worsdall at e-worsdall@northwestern.edu.

 

Northwestern University: SESP Leadership Institute

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Leadership Institute (first generation college students are especially encouraged to apply) spend two weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend, and focuses on addressing questions of identity, inequality, and society. Students take Culture and Cognition for credit. Students also participate in leadership, team building, and social events. For more information contact Shelena Johnson at shelena.johnson@northwestern.edu.

 

Northwestern University: Summer Academic Workshop

Invitation: No

Cost to a Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Northwestern’s Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) spend three weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take English 100 for credit. Students also participate in social activities, receive mentoring from upperclassman peer counselors, and get to move in to their residence hall before the official move-in day. For more information email Robert Brown at robert.brown2@northwestern.edu

 

Oregon State: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Scholars Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Oregon State’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Scholars Program (underrepresented minority students in STEM) spend time on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students who will be studying in a STEM-related field. Students participate in activities like river rafting or a trip to Hatfield Marine Science Center. Students may also enter OSU STEM Leaders, giving them heightened access to paid undergraduate research, workshops on improving likelihood of success, course teaching skills, and more. For more information email lsamp@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-0009.

 

Pitzer College: Summer Science Immersion Project

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Pitzer College’s Summer Science Immersion Program (first generation college students, students underrepresented in science, and/or students from under resourced high schools) spend one week on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students studying the sciences. Students participate in lab-based experiments and field trips. For more information email Marion Preest at mpreest@kecksci.claremont.edu.

 

Princeton University: Freshman Scholars Institute

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Princeton University’s Freshman Scholars Institute (“students who have not yet had the chance to experience similar enrichment programs or mentorship experiences”) spend seven weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take seminar-style courses and/or laboratory research experiences. Students also participate in social activities, work academically with faculty members, and are invited to join the Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SFIP) that provides ongoing support through graduation. For more information email fsireply@princeton.edu.

 

Reed College: Peer Mentor Program (PMP)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Reed College’s Peer Mentor Program (PMP) (first generation college students, students from low-income families, and students of color) spend three days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students are paired with an upper-class mentor who they continue to meet with in the academic year. Students are also invited to attend social and academic events throughout the year. For more information contact the student engagement office at reedorientation@reed.edu or 503-777-7530

 

Rice University: Rice Emerging Scholars Program (RESP)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Rice University’s Rice Emerging Scholars Program (RESP) (“students of exceptional promise but whose high school preparation might make the early college years particularly difficult”) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students studying in a STEM related field. Students take courses in math, chemistry and physics. Students also visit Houston area facilities like NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Texas Medical Center, interact with current students, and receive a stipend. For more information contact Megan McSpedon at mrm4@rice.edu or 713-348-3752.

 

San Diego State University: BEST (Building Essential Skills and Talents) Summer Bridge Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into San Diego State University’s BEST (Building Essential Skills and Talents) Summer Bridge Program (first-generation college students and students from low income families) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses focused on improving writing, math, and study skills for credit. Students also participate in social and cultural events. For more information email best-summerbridge@sdsu.edu or call 619-594-6298.

 

Skidmore College: Pre-College Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into Skidmore College’s Pre-College Program spend one month on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take two Liberal Arts courses, two Studio Arts courses, or one of each for credit. For more information email Precollege@skidmore.edu or call 518-580-5458

 

Smith College: Bridge Preorientation Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into Smith College’s Bridge Preorientation Program (students of color) spend one week on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students participate in seminars and social activities. For more information contact L’Tanya Richmond at lrichmon@smith.edu or 413-585-4940.

 

Sonoma State University: Summer Bridge

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students required to participate in CSU Sonoma’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students and students from low income families who have been accepted into the EOP) spend one week on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students benefit from advising, class registration guidance, a job fair, and assistance with financial aid. For more information email eop@sonoma.edu or call 707-664-2427.

 

St. Olaf College: SSS Summer Bridge Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted to participate in St. Olaf’s SSS (Student Support Services) Summer Bridge Program (first generation college students, students from low income families, or students with a qualifying disability) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses in science and writing for credit. Students also receive supplemental instruction, orientation, mentoring from upperclassmen, and academic advising that continues until graduation. For more information contact TRIO Student Support Services at sannes@stolaf.edu or 507-786-8018.

 

Stanford University: Leland Scholars Program (LSP)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Stanford’s Leland Scholars Program (LSP) (generally first-generation college students, students from low-income families, and/or students from under-resourced high schools) spend four weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take “a three-unit college course comprised of writing, research, and either chemistry-based problem solving or mathematical mindset curriculum” for credit. Students also enroll in a one-unit seminar course during the fall and winter quarters of their first year in order to receive continued support during the academic year. For more information email Brandi Pretlow at bpretlow@stanford.edu.

 

Swarthmore College: Swarthmore Summer Scholars Program (S3P)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Swarthmore College’s Swarthmore Summer Scholars Program (S3P) (first generation college students, college students from low income families, and underrepresented students) spend four weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and has a focus on STEM related topics. Students take courses in math, science, and writing. Students receive a $2375 stipend, go on weekend trips, and receive ongoing support during the academic year. Students are also required to reconvene for a week in January to discuss lessons learned in the first semester, to prepare for spring courses, and to engage with professional development services. For more information contact summerscholars@swarthmore.edu.

 

Trinity College: Bantam Beginnings

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Trinity College’s Bantam Beginnings program spend three days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students participate in one of six two-day programs with “fun and engaging activities”. For more information email BantamBeginnings@trincoll.edu.

 

Trinity College: First-Generation Pre-Orientation

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Trinity College’s First-Generation Pre-Orientation (generally first-generation students, students from low-income families, and/or students from underrepresented minorities) spend three days on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and allows students to engage with other first-generation students while familiarizing themselves with on-campus resources. For more information contact Jennifer Baszile at Jennifer.Baszile@trincoll.edu.

 

Trinity College: P.R.I.D.E.

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Trinity College’s P.R.I.D.E. program (students from diverse cultural backgrounds) spend three days on campus during the summer before their first year. The program is free to attend and is meant to help “international students and students of color become acquainted with Trinity’s physical and social atmosphere”. Students also gain access to programming, events, and mentorship from P.R.I.D.E. leaders during the academic year. For more information contact Carrol Correa de Best at carol.debest@trincoll.edu.

 

Trinity College: Venture Trinity

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into Trinity College’s Venture Trinity program (incoming first year women) spend three days on campus during the summer before their first year. The program focuses on leadership development. Students participate in sessions on team building, strengths assessment, and leadership exercises. For more information email Sue Aber at suzanne.aber@trincoll.edu.

 

Tufts University: Bridge to Liberal Arts Success (BLAST)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Tufts’ Bridge to Liberal Arts Success (BLAST) program (generally first generation college students, students from low income families who, and students who are the first students from their high school admitted to Tufts) spend six weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take two classes for credit; one writing intensive history class and one math class. Students are also enrolled in a pre-major advising course in the fall and spring semester of first year are placed in advising groups during the summer program that continue to meet during the academic year. For more information, email Jared Smith at Jared_M.Smith@tufts.edu.

 

Tufts University: BEST: Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) summer program is a six-week, event-filled residential experience. The BEST summer program not only focuses on academic achievement, but also promotes social growth and networking. Throughout the summer, each new BEST cohort works hard to complete problem sets and lab reports, but they also play hard by exploring their new community through tours, adventures, and community service. For more information, email STEMDiversity@tufts.edu.

 

University of California – Berkeley: Freshman Edge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into UC Berkeley’s Freshman Edge program spend six to eight weeks (depending on course enrollment) on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students enroll in summer session courses and get to pay in-state tuition rates. For more information email summeredge@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-5611.

 

University of California – Berkeley: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into UC Berkeley’s Summer Bridge program spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take two of thirteen courses offered in Science, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Arts & Humanities, and Reading & Composition. Students also participate in a mentorship program to help them acclimate to the university. For more information email Cara Stanley at sbridge@berkeley.edu or Della Drummond at sbridge@berkeley.edu.

 

University of California – Davis: Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students invited to participate in UC Davis’s Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take two courses in writing, math, and/or general education for credit. Students also benefit from academic advising, success workshops, guidance from peer and faculty advisors, financial advice, personal development, and professional development for two years. For more email stepinfo@ucdavis.edu or call 530-754-0280.

 

University of California – Irvine: Freshman Edge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into UC Irvine’s Freshman Edge program spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take two courses for credit. Students also participate in social activities and workshops. For more information email summer-freshman@uci.edu or call 949-824-7649.

 

University of California – Irvine: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes (financial aid available)

Description: Students accepted into UC Irvine’s Summer Bridge program (first generation college students, students from low-income families, and/or students from disadvantaged backgrounds) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend for students with demonstrated need. Students take University Studies 84: Bridges to University Success and Logic and Philosophy of Science 60: The Making of Modern Science for credit. Students also benefit from mentorship, $450 in credit to spend on campus, and access to year-round services (advising, mentoring, tutoring, workshops and study spaces) through Student Success Initiatives. For more information call 949-824-1142.

 

University of California – Los Angeles: College Summer Institute

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into UCLA’s College summer institute spend seven weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take two courses for credit and have the option to take a third course, University Studies 10A: Ace UCLA, free of charge and also for credit. Students are also automatically enrolled in New Student Orientation. For more information contact 310-206-6685.

 

University of California – Los Angeles: Freshman/Transfer Summer Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into UCLA’s Freshman/Transfer Summer program (first generation college students, underrepresented students, students from under resourced high schools, and/or transfer students) spend time on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take 3 courses from either the science intensive program or the writing intensive program for credit. Students also benefit from faculty advice, working closely with peer learning facilitators in small groups, and one-on-one individual meetings. For more information contact New Student Programs at 310-206-1571.

 

University of California – San Diego: Freshman Summer Engineering Institute

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students accepted into UCSD’s Freshman Summer Engineering Institute (engineering majors only) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take ENG 10: Fundamentals of Engineering Applications, and one more introductory engineering course that they choose from a wide selection; both for credit. Students also participate in social activities. For more information contact Alejandra Arguelles at marguelles@eng.ucsd.edu or 858-822-3778 or contact Gennie Miranda at idea@ucsd.edu or 858-534-6105.

 

University of California – San Diego: Oasis Summer Bridge Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into UC San Diego’s Oasis Summer Bridge Program (“students from underserved backgrounds-many of whom will be the first in their family to graduate from college”) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take EDS 25: American Higher Education and Collegiate Experience and a course that they choose from a wide selection; both for credit. Students also participate in social activities. For more information contact Margarita Lopez at summerbridge@ucsd.edu or 858-534-2801.

 

University of California – San Diego: Triton Freshman Scholars Program

Invitation: No
Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into UC San Diego’s Triton Freshman Scholars Program spend eight weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take AWP 10: Language and Learning in the American Academy, and a math class determined by placement level for credit. Students also participate in social activities. For more information contact Susan Rinaldi at TFSP2019@ucsd.edu or 858-246-5599.

 

University of California – Santa Barbara: Freshman Summer Start Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into UC Santa Barbara’s Freshman Summer Start Program spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take “lower division courses”, including general education courses, pre-major courses, and freshman seminars, for credit. Students also benefit from social events, connecting with academic advisors, student-support counselors, and a wellness program. For more information email fssp@summer.ucsb.edu or call 805-893-2377.

 

University of California – Santa Cruz: Bridge Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into UC Santa Cruz’s Bridge Program (first generation college students and students from low income families) spend two weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take math and writing courses after spending a week in a Bridge Wilderness Orientation. Students also benefit from team and community building activities and introduction to EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) staff. For more information email Bridge@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-3200.

 

University of Chicago: Chicago Academic Achievement Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into the University of Chicago’s Chicago Academic Achievement Program (CAAP) (generally first-generation college students, students from low-income families, students from small towns, and/or students from under-resourced high schools) spend seven weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take math, lab science, writing, and humanities courses based on core curriculum requirements. Students also receive a stipend to cover the work-study portion of their aid package and are able to attend on-campus workshops and events during the academic year. For more information contact Devon Moore at devonmoore@uchicago.edu.

 

University of Hawaii at Manoa: Kekaulike Transfer Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students accepted into the University of Hawaii’s Kekaulike Transfer Summer Bridge program spend six weeks on campus (native Hawaiian community college transfer students from University of Hawaiʻi Maui College). Students take POLS 301 – Hawai’i Politics for credit. Students go on field trips to Hawaiian cultural sites, participate in workshops for preparedness, and have opportunities to meet and interact with Native Hawaiian scholars and community leaders. For more information email manoa.admissions@hawaii.edu or call 808-956-8975.

 

University of Maryland – College Park: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge Program for Scientists and Engineers

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students invited to participate in the University of Maryland’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Preparation (LSAMP) Bridge Program for Scientists and Engineers (underrepresented minority students in STEM enrolling in the A James Clark School of Engineering) spend five weeks during the summer before their freshman year. Students take math classes based on placement and chemistry workshops; both for credit. Students also receive career development aid, visit facilities like Boeing or NASA, and enroll in a transitional course during their freshman year. For more information email lsamp@umd.edu or call (301)405-6770.

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Summer Bridge

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into UNC Chapel Hill’s Summer Bridge program (NC residents only) spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students choose two courses (English, chemistry, algebra, or education) to take for credit. The program is free to attend. Students also receive a $500 stipend and participate in cultural and recreational activities. For more information contact Victoria Chavis at evchavis@live.unc.edu or 919-843-8697.

 

University of Pennsylvania: Pre-Freshman Program (PFP)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in the University of Pennsylvania’s Pre-Freshman Program (PFP) (generally first generation college students, students from low income families, students underrepresented in their field of study, students from large urban high schools, students from small rural communities, and student athletes) spend four weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take introductory courses that are common to more than one school at the university (writing, math, etc.) and also more specialized courses specific to their primary school of enrollment. Courses are taken for credit. Students are paired with a peer mentor who will meet with them throughout their first year. Students also continue to receive academic, personal, and career counseling until graduation. For more information contact PENNCAP at penncap@pobox.upenn.edu or 215-898-6440.

 

University of Richmond: Bridge to Success (BTS)

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into the University of Richmond’s Bridge to Success (BTS) program spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take one general education course and one of the required wellness courses for credit. Students also participate in study periods, community field trips, and skill-based workshops. For more information contact Nathan Snaza at nsnaza@richmond.edu or 804-289-8300

 

University of Southern California: Summer Bridge Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: Yes (financial aid available)

Description: Students invited to participate in USC’s Summer Bridge Program spend six weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take two of the following for credit: WRIT 120, ENST 100, Biology (Premed), Foundations of Chemistry (pre-engineering), Math (premed and pre-engineering). Students also participate in a weekly workshop series. For more information contact David Glasgow at dglasgow@usc.edu or (213) 740-6146.

 

University of Texas at Dallas: Academic Bridge Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: TBD

Description: Students invited to participate in the University of Texas at Dallas’s Academic Bridge Program (students from high schools without university track curriculum and mostly first-generation college students) spend two weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take courses in Math, Rhetoric, and an ABP seminar. For more information email Soli Ghirmai at solig@utdallas.edu.

 

Vassar College: Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Vassar College’s Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) program (primarily incoming underrepresented minorities in STEM, but open to all students including those already enrolled). The program is free to attend and is intended for students studying in STEM-related fields. Students work on research projects to be presented at the URSI Symposium in the early fall. Students also participate in scientific workshops and social activities. For more information email divingintoresearch@vassar.edu.

 

Washington and Lee: AIM (Advanced Immersion and Mentoring) Summer Scholars Program

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students accepted into Washington and Lee University’s AIM (Advanced Immersion and Mentoring) Summer Scholars Program (students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students choose between research projects in STEM, Archaeology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Theatre, or Dance and Film Studies. Students also benefit from community and engagement programs, two experiential learning projects, leadership education, career and professional development, and tips for college success. For more information contact Marc Conner at connerm@wlu.edu, contact Paul Youngman at youngmanp@wlu.edu, or contact Jessica Wagner at wagerj@wlu.edu or 540-458-8418.

 

Washington University in Saint Louis: First-Year Summer Academic Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Wash U’s First-Year Summer Academic program (first generation college students and/or students from high schools with limited AP/AB coursework) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their first year. The program is free to attend and is intended for students studying STEM and for premed students. Students take a College Transitions Seminar and two other courses for credit. Students also participate in social activities. For more information email FSAP@wustl.edu or call 314-935-6373.

 

Washington University in Saint Louis: Summer Start

Invitation: No

Cost to Student: Yes

Description: Students admitted to Washington University’s Summer Start program spend either five or eight weeks (depending on course selection) on campus during the summer before their freshman year. Students take two courses for credit. Students also participate in social activities. For more information email summerstart@wustl.edu or call 314-935-6800.

 

Williams College: Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Williams College’s Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program (first generation college students or students from underrepresented minorities) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on the humanities and social sciences. Students take four courses focused mainly on humanities but including one quantitative economics class. Students also participate in writing workshops and social activities. For more information email shss@williams.edu or call 413-597-3747.

 

Williams College: Summer Science Program

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Williams College’s Summer Science Program (first generation college students or students underrepresented in the sciences) spend five weeks on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend and focuses on STEM-related fields. Students take Biology, Chemistry, Math, and English. Students also participate in seminars and social activities. For more information email cgoh@williams.edu.

 

Yale University: First-Year Scholars at Yale (FSY)

Invitation: Yes

Cost to Student: No

Description: Students invited to participate in Yale’s First Year Scholars at Yale (FSY) program (generally those who have not had access to mentors, friends, or family who have attended college) spend five weeks living on campus during the summer before their freshman year. The program is free to attend. Students take English 114: Writing Seminar, and a half-credit math or statistics course for college course credit. Students also participate in social activities, seminars, and trips. For more information email Michael Fitzpatrick at michael.fitzpatrick@yale.edu.

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