A: No. In your acceptance letter to the College, it was stated that you must successfully complete FYDP, including Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation), in order to stay enrolled for fall semester. There are many conflicts during the summer months before college. However, we believe at The College of St. Scholastica that beginning your college career on the right path begins by attending Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation) and showing your commitment to your education and the institution.
Q: I live off campus and will live there during the regular school year. Do I have to live on campus during Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation)? A: No. Programming will span early morning until late at night; please plan accordingly as driving schedules will not be an excuse for tardiness.
Q: I have a job and I need to work to pay for College. Can I still work during Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation)?
A: No. While the College understands the financial constraint that college may bring, it is our belief that as an FYDP student, your education must be your top priority. The College recognizes the financial stress this may cause and aside from the $150.00 reservation fee to hold your spot, is funding the entire Summer Bridge program. While it is highly discouraged to work the first semester of College while you are a part of FYDP, you may begin your work again after the Bridge program is finished. Note: If you must continue to work, it is advised you work no more than 10 hours a week the first year of college.
Q: My parents want to visit me before school begins. Can they come to visit during Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation)?
A: No. Think of this as your time to "try life out" on your own. Classes and activities are planned throughout the day and into the evening. One of the goals for Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation) is to create new relationships and get acquainted and comfortable with your new community. Inviting guests of any kind (boyfriend/girlfriend, siblings, grandparents, parents) is discouraged because it takes away from the experience.
Q: What if I decide during Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation) that I am not ready for College. Will I be charged for my tuition for fall semester?
A: No. You will not be charged for your fall semester tuition as long as you decide to withdraw before the start of school. After the day of classes, your fees may be determined on how many courses you attended and how long you lived on campus.
Q: I am in FYDP but I do not want to go to Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation). What happens?
A. Summer Bridge is a crucial beginning to FYDP and a required piece for the admission to The College. You must attend and successfully complete the week in order to maintain enrollment in the fall semester.
Q: What if I don't need support or a FYDP Seminar class?
A: All students can improve in their study habits. College is a time to explore, learn your academic strengths, and become a lifelong learner. Study skills will help you realize your potential.
Q: What if I play an athletic sport and I have practice during Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation)? Can I still play?
A: No. You must attend all of the required classes and events of Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation). Remember, you are a STUDENT athlete. The "student" comes first. Orientation will give you the tools to make a successful transition into college. You must have good academic standing to play any NCAA sport, and your coaches understand that. Coaches are fully aware of the Summer Bridge schedule.
Q: When will I find out more information about Summer Bridge (Academic Orientation)?
A: All FYDP students should receive a letter in June and August regarding the logistics of Summer Bridge if he/she returned their reservation form that was sent with his/her acceptance letter or completed the form online at http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/FYDP. If you are an accepted to the program and have not completed the form, please do so as soon as possible. All reservations must be in by August 1 in order to attend Summer Bridge and The College of St. Scholastica in the fall.
A: Yes and No. Some meals will be provided at no cost to you regardless of your selected campus meal plan. Most meals from Monday through Thursday will be in The Greenview. For students who will live on campus during the academic year, you will start using their meal plan. (Note: Most students end the semester with meals to spare even when they start using them early.) Commuter students will also be required to eat designated meals in The Greenview but must "sign in." Our program will cover this cost. Some dinners will not be in The Greenivew as most community time activities are planned for the evening. If you have dietary constraints or allergies, please indicate so on your reservation form know as soon as possible to make any accommodations.
The College of St. Scholastica
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Duluth, MN 55811