Jumpstart Program

jumpstart program

What is the Jumpstart Program?

Jumpstart is an academic and leadership development program for first-time freshmen.  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 a SAT score of 800 are invited by Admissions to participate in the program.  The Summer Bridge program runs from JUNE 23, 2017 to JULY 28, 2017.

BENEFITS

  • Mentoring and Academic Advisement
  • Fall schedule completion
  • Career and leadership development workshops
  • Social and cultural experiences
  •  The Chance to become familiar with campus
  • And so much more!

CURRICULUM

The courses listed below are required by the Summer Bridge program.  Students must complete all three 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.   

JUMPSTART 2017 COST

The total Summer Bridge Program cost includes summer classes, summer housing, meals, activities, the Summer Bridge New Student Orientation fee, books, and the fall semester Housing Deposit. Majority of the Summer Bridge Program cost may be covered by Financial Aid. However, the $500 non-refundable Summer Bridge Enrollment Fee is NOT covered by Financial Aid and must be paid in full before you are allowed to participate. The $500 non-refundable Summer Bridge Enrollment Fee includes a $300 Summer Bridge New Student Orientation Fee and a $200 Fall Housing Deposit. The costs of the Summer Bridge Program will vary due to book prices and math course placement.  Students will receive their math course placements after they have taken the ALEKS. The ALEKS Score and Jumpstart Cost charts are below.

ALEKS Score Chart (abbreviated)
Minimum ALEKS Score Course you are permitted to take

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

30 - 44

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

  Jumpstart Cost

Jumpstart Package 1: $3,185.00
Item Cost

Summer Bridge Enrollment Fee

  • Fall Housing Deposit: $200.00
  • Summer Bridge New Student Orientation Fee: $300.00

This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE

$500.00

Summer Bridge Program Costs

  • Summer Classes
  • Summer Housing
  • Meals
  • Activities
$2,200.00

Jumpstart Book Package 1

Includes books for the following classes

  • English Composition I
  • American History to 1865
  • Introduction to Algebra
$485.00
Total $3,185.00

 

Jumpstart Package 2: $3,363.00
Item Cost

Summer Bridge Enrollment Fee

  • Fall Housing Deposit: $200.00
  • Summer Bridge New Student Orientation Fee: $300.00

This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE

$500.00

Summer Bridge Program Costs

  • Summer Classes
  • Summer Housing
  • Meals
  • Activities

$2,200.00

Jumpstart Book Package 1

Includes books for the following classes

  • English Composition I
  • American History to 1865
  • Introduction to Algebra

$485.00

Total $3,363.00

WHAT ARE MY NEXT STEPS?

The Summer Bridge Check List 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 Tiffany Alexander at talexander [at] desu [dot] edu or Dianne Bogle dbogle [at] desu [dot] edu

If you have been accepted to the university and are interested in registering for Summer Bridge, please fill out this form.