Summer Programs

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Are you looking to ease the transition from high school to college?  The Summer Institute offers students the ability to take control of their first year while also gaining the skills that all students need to be successful in every class at Southern.

First-year students have an initial math placement based either on your ALEKS placement assessment or on your SAT or ACT scores.  Your score places you in MAT 100P, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra.  This course is designed to strengthen students' algebra skills and covers content that you may have seen in high school algebra courses.  MAT 100P counts as 3 elective credits towards graduation and is a prerequisite for the math course(s) that are required for a variety of majors.  The purpose of the optional math portion of the August workshop is to provide targeted support to students who would like get an early start on MAT 100P.

Come meet campus partners, learn skills, and develop habits that will help you be successful in your first year and beyond for free. We can’t wait to see you in the Summer Institute in August, when you can immerse yourself in the Southern community and meet a network of people on campus who will become your personal support team. Please fill out the form below by May 31st.

The Institute will run from August 1st to August 19th, 2022, with 3 different tracks to choose from:

  • Monday/Wednesday Track: On campus with us from 10am – 3pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday Track: On campus with us from 10am – 3pm
  • Friday Track: Virtual option for those who are unable to commute: Hosted on Microsoft TEAMS from 11am – 3pm
      

If you would like to register for this year’s Summer Institute, please fill out our registration form

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Please note that the Summer Institute is free of charge.
   
If you have questions before registering, please e-mail Sterling White, Associate Director of Success Coaching and Programming, at whites31@southernct.edu

 

Testimonials from Summer Institute Alum

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I gave a five-star rating because the Summer Institute prepares a freshman for this new experience. They answer any questions you can have and inform us with all the resources we could possibly need. The Summer Institute is an amazing opportunity and I really enjoyed participating in it. I feel prepared for my first year and know where to turn to for help.

I really enjoyed participating in it. I feel prepared for my first year and know where to turn to for help.

I loved the summer institute. It was a great program that helped to understand what to expect for my first year of college.

I liked being with mentors and other students. It made me feel closer to Southern and I was happy about it.

I liked the workshops, especially the ones during the second and third week. I think they were super helpful and made me feel more secure on the resources made available for us.

It was very helpful and if you were ever confused about something there was always someone to help you out.

I couldn’t have had a great semester without the summer-institute program, honestly! It taught me a lot and helped me help others with the information I learned.

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Are you looking to ease the transition from high school to college?  The Summer Institute offers students the ability to take control of their first year while also gaining the skills that all students need to be successful in every class at Southern.

First-year students have an initial math placement based either on your ALEKS placement assessment or on your SAT or ACT scores.  Your score places you in MAT 100P, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra.  This course is designed to strengthen students' algebra skills and covers content that you may have seen in high school algebra courses.  MAT 100P counts as 3 elective credits towards graduation and is a prerequisite for the math course(s) that are required for a variety of majors.  The purpose of the July workshop is to provide targeted support to students who would like to work through their individualized modules in ALEKS PPL and then to retake the placement assessment to see if they can place into a higher level mathematics class.

Come meet campus partners, learn skills, and develop habits that will help you be successful in your first year and beyond for free. We can’t wait to see you in the Summer Institute in July, when you can immerse yourself in the Southern community and meet a network of people on campus who will become your personal support team. Please fill out the form below by May 31st.

 

When is The Root of Success Program?
The program will begin on July 5th, and end on July 22nd. We expect students to be on campus with us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am – 2pm.

Fill out our registration form below:

Registration Form

 

For questions and/or concerns, please contact Sterling White, Associate Director of Coaching and Programming at whites31@southernct.edu