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Project success

What is Project Success?

Project Success provides first-time freshmen who placed slightly below the admissions standards the opportunity to participate in an invitation-only, comprehensive summer program. Students will earn up to 6 credits during a four-week Summer Bridge experience and receive continuous support to successfully complete their first year at Delaware State University. The Summer Bridge Program runs from JUNE 25 -JULY 20, 2018.  Project Success participants must complete the program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to be enrolled in Fall 2018 classes as a member of Graduating Class of 2022 at Delaware State University.  

Project Success Program Requirements

  • Apply to DSU and wait for Admissions to invite you to participate in the Project Success Program
  • Attend and successfully complete the four-week Summer Bridge experience (JUNE 25 -JULY 20, 2018)
  • Earn a 2.0 GPA or higher at the end of the Summer Bridge Program in order to continue as a DSU student
  • Actively participate in all program components (classes, tutoring, mentoring, meetings, etc.)


All students participating in the Summer Bridge Program will take the courses listed below. Students must successfully complete both courses. No additional classes will be offered during the Summer Bridge program. Additionally, students may not take an amended or abbreviated schedule. For example, if you wanted to take any class in addition to or in place of what is listed below, it would not be allowed.

Project Success Required Courses
Course Number of Credits
English Comp 1 3

Introduction to Algebra or College Algebra
(Math class is determined by ALEKS placement score)



The total Summer Bridge Program cost includes summer classes, summer housing, meals, activities, the New Student Orientation fee, books, and the fall semester Housing Deposit. Financial Aid may cover the majority of the Summer Bridge Program cost. However, the $200 New Student Orientation Fee and the $200 non-refundable Housing Deposit are NOT covered by Financial Aid.  

Students will be placed in either Introduction to Algebra or College Algebra depending on their score on the ALEKS math placement test. The ALEKS Score and Project Success Pricing Breakdown charts are below.

ALEKS Score Chart (abbreviated)
Minimum ALEKS Score Course

Less than 30

No course equivalent

  • You cannot register for any math course
  • To place in a math course, you must review the content in the Prep and Learning Module
  • Then retake the placement test to earn a score of 30 or higher


MTSC 075: Introduction to Algebra

  • Credits earned from this course do not count toward graduation.
  • This is a pre-college level course. It provides students with a solid foundation in algebra and problem-solving skills needed to move comfortably and confidently into college-level course.
45-59 MTSC 121: College Algebra



Project Success Pricing Breakdown

Item Cost

New Student Orientation Fee


Fall Housing Deposit

Summer Bridge Program Costs
  • Summer Classes
  • Books
  • Summer Housing
  • Meals
  • Activities
  • New Student Orientation



The Summer Bridge Checklist outlines /in detail what you should do in order of importance and includes specific deadlines and contact information.  For more information about Summer Bridge, please call 302.857.7201 or UCInfo [at] desu.edu (subject: Summer%20Bridge) .