Transition to College Program for Recent High School Graduates
Landmark College’s Transition Program helps students prepare for the challenging transition from high school to college, and from home to residence hall.
Landmark College's Summer Transition to College Program for college-bound high school graduates is all about preparation—through practice and exposure—for that crucial first semester of college.
Even the most high-achieving students often face unanticipated difficulties in their first semester of college that may put them at risk for failure or struggle. Problems often arise not from a lack of academic abilities, but from the enormous jump in independence required in a college environment.
The Summer Transition to College Program is designed to help college-bound high school graduates with learning differences to:
- Articulate individual learning issues that need attention
- Identify the specific supports and accommodations they'll need in college—and how to access them
- Practice enrolling in a freshman lecture class and other courses freshmen usually take
- Use the self-advocacy skills they'll need to navigate through their freshman year
- Apply organizational skills, helpful habits, and useful behaviors they'll need to succeed at college—and identify problem habits and behaviors that might surface during their first year
Students are immersed in a living/learning experience that offers a real "taste" of college life, college-level work, and the challenges they will encounter in the fall. They develop a clear understanding of their personal learning strengths and needs, and discover how resources and self-advocacy can support their success in college.
Dates: Friday, July 15 - Saturday July 30, 2016
Cost: TBA (check back in December for cost information)
For more information, download the 2015 Application Brochure. 2016 Applications will be available in January.
Financial Aid is available for the Transition to College Program. Scholarships are available and are based primarily on financial need. Awards can range from $500 to the full cost of tuition. Students must be accepted to the program before receiving an award. Financial Aid Application for Summer Programs [PDF].
Note: For admission to this program, students must provide a letter of admission to a four-year college or university. A diagnosed learning disability is not required to participate in this program.
Summer in Putney, Vermont
The Summer Transition to College Program is offered on Landmark College's rural campus in picturesque southern Vermont. Putney, Vermont, is located just nine miles from historic Brattleboro, named one of the Top 10 Small Art Towns in America. Participants join current Landmark College students who will be working toward their associate or bachelor's degrees in a five-week credit session. Program staff are primarily members of the Landmark College faculty.