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Ease into your new college experience through AACC’s summer transition programs – Summer Bridge, Summer Bridge at Arundel Mills, Adelante Hispanic Summer Bridge, First Year Experience Summer Bridge and the Black Male Initiative Early Arrival – all are geared to providing incoming freshmen extra tools and resources to jump-start your first year in college.


Summer Bridge

The Summer Bridge program is a free, three-week experience that prepares recent African-American high school graduates for a successful college experience by focusing on academic and social skills. Students receive intensive English, math and reading review and have an opportunity to take the Accuplacer placement exam at the end of the program. Lunch and supplies are included at no cost, and eligible students may receive up to $500 in scholarship funds based on successful completion of the program.

Program dates

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 2-20, 2018, Arnold campus*

*No session on July 4, 2018.

How to register

  1. Apply to the college by May 11, 2018.
  2. Take the Accuplacer test by May 18, 2018.
  3. Submit a Summer Bridge Application by May 25, 2018.
  4. Attend a mandatory orientation in June 2018 (details to be announced).

Questions?

Contact Arlene Bayron, retention adviser at 410-777-1161 or abayron1@aacc.edu


Summer Bridge at Arundel Mills

Summer Bridge @ AMIL is a free two-week program located at Arundel Mills designed to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college. Students participate in a focused, individualized academic review of English, reading, and math with the goal of possibly moving up a level in their developmental classes. Participants also explore various careers and start their planning. Lunch and supplies are included at no cost, and free transportation is available.

Program dates

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 16–27, 2018, AACC at Arundel Mills

How to register

  1. Apply to the college by June 29, 2018.
  2. Take the Accuplacer test by June 29, 2018.
  3. Submit a Summer Bridge at Arundel Mills application by June 29, 2018.
  4. You will receive a letter/email notification to take the Accuplacer Diagnostic (date to be announced). The Accuplacer Diagnostic is not the same as the Accuplacer for AACC admission. The diagnostic is a thorough assessment of your current skill level. From your scores, you will receive a customized learning path to support your academic skill level growth.

Questions?

Contact Lori N. Hackett, program coordinator at 410-777-2530 or lnhackett@aacc.edu


Adelante Hispanic Summer Bridge

The Adelante Hispanic Summer Bridge program is a free, two-week program that prepares recent Hispanic high school graduates for a successful college experience. Students will have the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of Hispanic culture through art, music, literature, and poetry. Students will also learn about college resources and academic support services. Student will also work on enhancing their college math readiness. Students will become members of the Student Achievement and Success Program at the completion of this summer program, which can provide ongoing support and scholarship opportunities during the school year.

Program Dates

8:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23-Aug. 3, 2018, on the Arnold campus

How to Register

  1. Apply to the college by July 13, 2018.
  2. Take the Accuplacer test by July 13, 2018.
  3. Submit an Adelante Hispanic Summer Bridge application by July 13, 2018.
  4. Attend a mandatory orientation with a parent(s) on July 17, 2018.

Questions?

Contact Samuel Cordero-Puchales, program coordinator at 410-777-2530 or scorderopuchale@aacc.edu

See Adelante information in Spanish.


First Year Experience Summer Bridge

The First Year Experience Summer Bridge is a free, two-week program with intensive English and math remediation using the Accuplacer Diagnostic, a detailed analysis of your strengths and weaknesses created to enhance college preparedness and academic performance. 

Program Dates

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  July 30 – Aug 10, 2018, on the Arnold campus.

How to Register

  1. Apply to the college by July 20, 2018.
  2. Take the Accuplacer test by July 20, 2018.
  3. Submit a First Year Experience Summer Bridge application by July 20, 2018.
  4. You will receive a letter/email notification to take the Accuplacer Diagnostic on Friday, July 27, 2018. The Accuplacer Diagnostic is not the same as the Accuplacer for AACC admission. The diagnostic is a thorough assessment of your current skill level.  From your scores, you will receive a customized learning path to support your academic skill level growth.

Questions?

Contact Amberdawn Cheatham, program coordinator at 410-777-1315 or acheatham@aacc.edu


Black Male Initiative Early Arrival

The Black Male Initiative early arrival program is a one-day event designed to give black male students an introduction to faculty, staff, students, strategies and resources before beginning their academic experience.

Save the Date

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  August 9, 2018, on the Arnold campus.

How to Register

  1. Apply to the college by July 30, 2018.
  2. RSVP to participate by July 30, 2018.

Questions?

Contact Leon C. Thomas III, program coordinator at 410-777-2549 or lthomas20@aacc.edu