What is Pathway to Success?
Penn State Brandywine knows that access to higher education and the ability to pay for tuition are two of the biggest factors that determine whether a high school student will earn a college degree.
Pathway to Success Summer Start (PaSSS) is a 6-week program that offers select first-year Brandywine students tools and resources that increase the likelihood that they not only will earn a Penn State degree, but also will do so in four years or fewer, potentially saving their families thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.
- Get ahead in your Penn State degree, taking two 3-credit courses during a more relaxed summer setting.
- Receive personalized tutoring and instruction in math and/or writing to increase your college readiness.
- Meet classmates earlier and develop a new group of friends.
- Become familiar with the faculty and staff and learn about resources available to support your learning.
- Get paired with a peer mentor, who will help you with the transition to Penn State.
- Earn additional scholarship money toward future summer enrollments.
How does it work?
Students who are invited to the program can sign up on a first come first served basis until the program is filled. PaSSS students will register for and attend their New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to starting the PaSSS program. After completing their summer courses, students will begin again in the fall semester with the rest of their peers.
- PaSSS lasts six weeks during the summer prior to your first year at Penn State. The 2022 program runs from Wednesday, June 29–Friday, August 12 (Summer Session 2).
- Attend PaSSS orientation on Monday, June 27.
- Take 2 three-credit classes.
- Prepare for college math and writing.
- Learn about University and campus resources available to you.
- Earn engagement funds for working on campus, for engaging in research with a faculty member, or to earn a stipend for an unpaid internship or campus or community service project.
- Work with a peer mentor who will assist with the transition to college. You will also have the opportunity to become a peer mentor in your second summer!
For more information, contact Alyssa Hamm, Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 610-892-1338.