A: No. In your acceptance letter to the College, it was stated that you must successfully complete FYDP, including Summer Bridge, 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 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? 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?
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 AO 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?
A: No. Think of this as your time to "try life out" on your own. Classes and activities are planned throughout the day and late into the evening. One of the goals for the AO 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 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. What happens?
A. Summer Bridge is a crucial beginning to FYDP and a required piece for the admission to The College. You must attend to enroll 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? Can I still play?
A: No. You must attend all of the required classes and events of Summer Bridge. 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. All of the coaches are fully aware of the Summer Bridge schedule.
Q: When will I find out more information about Summer Bridge?
A: All FYDP students should receive a letter in June and August regarding the logistics of Summer Bridge if he/she returned your reservation form that was sent with his/her acceptance letter. If you haven't received a reservation form contact your admissions counselor. 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. Most meals will be provided at no cost to you. For students who will live on campus during the academic year and have meal plans, there will be times when meal plans will be used. Students without meal plans will sign up accordingly. Note: dinner will vary as it will go along with the community time activities that 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.