Summer Academic Success Program

Our five-week Summer Academic Success Program (ASP) is designed to help you get a head start on college through a specific orientation and academic coursework along with support services including tutoring, academic advising, mentoring, activities and events. 

Monday, June 30 – Friday, August 2, 2024
In-person on West Chester University’s Campus

If you’ve been admitted to West Chester University's Academic Success Program and you’ve selected Summer ASP as your preferred ASP option, congrats! You’re on your way to knowing all about West Chester before classes start for the fall semester.

ASP REQUIREMENTS

  • Acceptance into the Academic Success Program (ASP)
  • Complete the Placement Assessment to determine appropriate course placement
  • Participation in the Summer ASP and academic success 

SUMMER ASP PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS

Placement Assessments include math, english and reading testing.  Placement Assessments help us determine an appropriate course placement for you.  Summer ASP Placement Assessments occur in-person, on campus in the Business and Public Management Center, 50 Sharpless Street, West Chester, PA 19383.

Assessments take approximately 2 hours to complete. Dates: TBA. Choose one in your Admissions Portal:

SUMMER ASP COURSES 

During Summer ASP, you’ll take two courses for a total of six credits.  Courses are determined by results of the required Placement Assessments (schedule your placement assessment by logging in to your Admissions Portal).

Class Schedule:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 11:45am

Courses:
College Reading & Study Skills (EDR 120), 3 credits

You will be enrolled in one of the following as your second course:
Effective Writing (WRT 120) 
OR
Fundamentals of Algebra (MAT Q30)*

*The Fundamentals of Algebra (MAT Q30) course is counted in your grade point average, but does not count toward the 120 credits needed for graduation.

SUMMER ASP TUTORING

Tutoring is integrated into and required for all of the ASP courses taken in the summer and during the academic year. Tutors attend classes with you, meet weekly with the faculty, and work with you one-on-one or in small groups throughout the week. Tutoring sessions emphasize course content and also focus on study and time management skills. 

Tutoring sessions occur in the afternoon.  You will find out your tutoring schedule on the first day of classes.

CAMPUS LIFE

A huge benefit to choosing Summer ASP is getting to know WCU's campus and the local community. Downtown West Chester has been named one of the nation's top college towns and as a Summer ASP student, you'll get time to explore it all before the rest of campus moves in. You’ll participate in fun and informational events designed to build and learn about community.  Welcome home, Golden Ram!

Previous Summer ASP events and activities included:

  • Game & Movie Nights
  • Wellness Workshops & De-stress Activities
  • Multicultural Awareness Seminars
  • Basketball & Volleyball Tournaments
  • Time Management & Study Skills Workshops
  • Aerobics and Yoga Sessions
  • Downtown West Chester Tours
  • Finals Preparation Events 

 

Summer ASP Next Steps and Important Dates

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