GET AHEAD (formerly Summer Enrichment Program)

The GET AHEAD program at the University of Delaware is an academically intensive five-week residential program for any incoming first-year student admitted to the University who wishes to get an early start on his/her academic career. This program enables first-year students 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 [or eight, depending on math placement] university credits through coursework in mathematics, English, and a one-credit Academic Self-Management (ASM) Skilmod course. Placement into the appropriate level of these courses is determined by results of university placement exams and choice of major.

GET AHEAD is a structured program designed to facilitate the transition from high school to the rigors of college. Program participants take classes in the morning, attend regular review sessions/ASM in the early afternoon, and have mandatory study hours in the evening (7—10pm). Students have free time from 3—7pm and from 10pm to midnight. The program includes a variety of informational meetings (e.g., student activities, study abroad, etc.) and personal, social and recreational activities. In addition, participants have access to the University gym, outdoor pool and various recreational facilities. Students are free from noon Friday through 6pm Sunday, and may return home on most weekends, if desired.

GET AHEAD participants take courses that would normally be taken in the fall or spring of their first year, allowing them to move ahead more quickly on their academic path or take a reduced course load during their first semester.

Financial assistance (partial to full) is available to participants of select sponsored programs within the university. It also is possible for students to access their financial aid to help pay GET AHEAD program tuition and fees. Program costs and financial aid information are available on the back of this sheet.

The GET AHEAD program takes place during the University’s second summer session (July 9-August 12; training occurs the week prior). Look for additional information soon on how to apply to this exciting program!

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