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How Summer Programs Lead to Student Success

The summer before students start college is being increasingly recognized as a crucial time to foster student success, especially for low-income and first-generation students. Many institutions have implemented bridge programs to help students prepare for their transition into higher ed.

These four-to-six week programs offer students the opportunity to build strong study habits, meet key administrators and faculty, and learn about resources on campus that can help them through their journey.

Read “How Summer Programs Aid Persistence and Retention” to learn how institutions like Rice University, Berea College, and the University of Arizona are giving their students a head start.