Learning Differences Summer Program

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August 10 - 22, 2014

Our 29th Anniversary Year

Who is invited?

The August Summer Program (dates to be determined) 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 Project with other program participants.

Which Summer Orientation do I come to?

All Fall 2014 freshmen students will be invited to come to Summer Orientation either during June 2014. At 3:15 p.m. Program Students and their parents may meet with the LD staff in Main 314 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.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum