Learning Differences Summer Program
Our 28th Anniversary Year
Who is invited?
The Summer Program (Aug. 11-30, 2013) is a pre-college program that is open to all Level 2 participants in the Learning Differences Program and AIM (Asperger Initiative @ Mercyhurst). It provides an opportunity for incoming freshmen to adjust to the rigors of college life.
What can you expect?
- Enroll in a 3-credit college course.
- Learn valuable college study skills to sharpen your academic skills.
- Make friends with other students before the academic year starts.
- Participate in a Service Progect with other program participants.
Which Summer Orientation do I come to?
All Fall 2013 freshmen students will be invited to come to Summer Orientation
either June 19, 24 or 28, 2013. There will be a group Academic Advising meeting in the afternoon at 1 p.m. where the Program Students will meet with the LD staff to review your preliminary Fall Term schedule.
Four goals of the Summer Program experience.
The Summer Program allows incoming students an opportunity to connect with other program students, administrators and faculty before the entire freshman class impacts the campus.
A second and equally significant goal of the Summer Program is to allow students with learning and/or other disabilities an opportunity to begin recognizing and coping with the added demands that their disability imposes upon college coursework.
A third goal of the Summer Program is to give students a chance to earn three college credits which allows students with learning disabilities to have the flexibility of not having to add an extra class during the freshman year.
Finally, we are confident that our Resident Advisors, tutors, and note takers will assist the incoming freshmen during the Summer Program to help them to make the important transition from high school to college. These students were selected as peer mentors. Interactions with them will be invaluable.