Summer Bridge Program

Summer Bridge Program

Your pathway to success!

Program Overview

Penn State Worthington Scranton offers a program for first-year students that provides tools and resources to jump start their first year on campus. Designed for students who place into English 004 and/or Math 03 or Math 04, the goals of this program are to provide students with skills for success in writing, math, and integration into life at Penn State. 

You will work with instructors and peer tutors for individualized help to prepare you for your first day of classes. Here’s what previous Summer Bridge participants say about the program:

  • More than 80% agree that the program helps with adjusting to college life, understanding personal motivation and goals for attending college, and knowing how to use Penn State technology.
  • More than 90% agree that the program helped them to set priorities to accomplish what is important.
  • Nearly 85% would recommend the program to other first-year students.
  • In addition, 70% of the math students saw improvements in math placement scores; and more than 30% improved enough to place into a higher level math course.

In addition to structured instruction from faculty, additional tutorial assistance is offered by faculty and peer tutors in the Penn State Success Center. Students will also receive success skills help through a series of sessions on career and academic topics including motivation, study strategies for success and career planning.

July 31st through August 11th (Monday through Friday)

Daily schedule

9:00 am - 11:00 am      Math
11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Success Skills
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm       English

Program Information

The Summer Bridge Program is not a course. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for a $50 voucher for the campus bookstore. A free lunch is included with the program. Students enrolled in the English program will also receive a free workbook that is used in the Fall English 04 class.

Next Steps

Take the math placement test (ALEKS) available March 1, 2017.

For more information on the program, call the Learning Center at 570-963-2678.

Summer Bridge Program registration starts June 1.