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Summer Bridge Programs

Summer Bridge students will have the opportunity to acclimate to campus, develop leadership skills and earn up to 9 credits before their first semester of college begins. Summer Bridge is a cost effective way to help students transition from high school to college while earning credits.

The Summer Bridge program is made up of Jumpstart and Project Success. Jumpstart is an academic and leadership development program for first-time freshmen who have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA and 800 SAT score. The Jumpstart program last for five weeks. The Project Success program provides first time freshmen who placed slightly below the admissions standards the opportunity to enhance their academic skills. Project Success last for one year and begins with the five week Summer Bridge program.

The Summer Bridge Program is an academically rigorous five-week program that runs during the second summer session at Delaware State University. Consequently, although weekdays typical last from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm they are productive and fun. During this time students are expected to actively participate and complete all required program activities which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Summer Bridge New Student Orientation
  • Scheduled Courses
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Professional Development
  • Academic Programing
  • Social and Cultural Activities
  • Integrated Project Assignments

Please browse our website for details about the Jumpstart and Project Success programs. We hope to see you in the summer.


Jumpstart is an academic enrichment and leadership development program that provides a seamless transitional opportunity for first-time freshmen to get a “jumpstart” on their college career by staying on campus during Summer Session II and completing up to 9 credits.

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Project Success

Project Success offers first-time freshmen who place slightly below the University’s admission standards the opportunity to sharpen their academic skill set by completing up to 9 credits during five weeks in the summer and participating in a comprehensive academic development learning community throughout their first year.

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Summer Bridge Success Story