Summer Enrichment Program
The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is an academically intensive five-week residential program for incoming freshmen accepted to the University. This program enables selected freshmen to become acclimated to the campus and to the academic rigors of college during the summer immediately preceding their first semester at the University. Students may earn up to seven university credits through coursework in mathematics, English and a credit-bearing college transition course. Placement into the appropriate level of these courses is determined by results of placement exams/SAT scores.
Program participants take classes, attend regular review sessions and have mandatory study sessions in the evenings. These students also participate in a variety of academic support meetings, cultural enrichment events, and personal, social and recreational activities. Participants are encouraged to participate in Office of Academic Enrichment activities throughout their freshman year and beyond.
While students identified to participate in a variety of UD programs and initiatives are invited to apply to SEP, applications from any incoming UD freshman will be considered.
Limited financial assistance is available to qualified applicants who are accepted into SEP. Applications and decisions regarding admission to the program occur in late spring. The program takes place during the University’s second summer session (mid-July to mid-August).
A select number of SEP participants also may be eligible to participate in the Student Support Services Program (SSSP) during the academic year. SSSP is a free comprehensive support service available to 175 first-generation college and/or low-income students each year.
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