What is the Jumpstart Program?
Jumpstart is an academic and leadership development program for first time, first-year students. Jumpstart students will have the opportunity to acclimate to campus, develop leadership skills and earn up to 9 credits before their first semester of college begins. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or better combined with an SAT score of 800 are invited to participate. The Summer Bridge program runs from June 25, 2018 to July 20, 2018.
- Leadership development workshops
- Social and cultural experiences
- Early adjustment to campus
- Civic engagement experiences
The Summer Bridge program requires students to complete all three courses below. Students will not be allowed to take an amended or abbreviated schedule. For example, if you wanted to take a class in place of or in addition to what is listed below it will be denied. If you have any questions regarding class offerings, please email us at UCInfo [at] desu.edu (subject: Summer%20Bridge) .
|Jumpstart Required Courses||Number of Credits|
|English Comp I||3|
Introduction to Algebra or College Algebra
|American History to 1865||3|
Students will receive their math course after they have taken the ALEKS placement exam. Students must complete the ALEKS at desu.edu/aleks-math-placement by 11:59pm on June 3, 2018. Your math class is based on the highest ALEKS score received on or before June 3, 2018.
|Minimum ALEKS Score||Course you are permitted to take|
|Less than 30||No course equivalent
|30-44||MTSC 075: Introduction to Algebra
|45-59||MTSC 121: College Algebra|
Summer Bridge 2018 COST
The Summer Bridge Program total cost is $3,400.00 and includes the New Student Orientation fee, Housing Deposit, summer classes, summer housing, meals, activities, staffing, and books. Financial Aid may cover the majority of the Summer Bridge Program cost. However, the $200 New Student Orientation Fee and the $200 Housing Deposit are NOT covered by Financial Aid and must be paid in full before you are allowed to participate.
New Student Orientation Fee
Fall Housing Deposit
Summer Bridge Program Costs
WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS?
The Summer Bridge Checklist outlines in detail what you should do in order of importance. Please download the Summer Bridge Checklist.
For more information about Summer Bridge please call 302.857.7201 or email UCInfo [at] desu.edu (subject: Summer%20Bridge) .