The Learning Differences Summer Program is called Pathways to Academic Success for Students (PASS). It occurs the three (3) weeks prior to Freshmen Move-In.

Who is invited? 

This pre-college program is open to all participants in the Learning Differences Program. It provides an opportunity for incoming freshmen to adjust to the rigors of college life.

What can the student expect?

  • Enroll in a 3-credit college course.
  • Learn valuable college study skills to sharpen your academic skills.
  • Connect with other students before the academic year starts.

How much is the cost of the PASS Program?

The cost of the Summer PASS Program is $1,340.  It includes the application fee, room, and board and along with the tuition for a three-credit course, is placed on the Fall bill.

There are three goals of the PASS Program experience:

First of all, the PASS 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 PASS 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 PASS 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 a fifth course during the Fall semester of their freshman year.

How do I sign up for the Summer PASS Program?

Please click here in order to register for the Summer PASS Program.

For all questions regarding the Summer PASS Program, please contact Andrea Obert, Learning Differences Coordinator, at or 814-824-3048.