Are you a bright and talented college student with a learning disability, ADHD, or autism? Do you study and work hard—but your grades do not show it? Do you find yourself falling further and further behind? This summer study with other bright and talented students who learn differently—students from a variety of colleges and universities around the country, as well as current Landmark College students, who will share their experiences and learning strategies as fellow classmates in credit courses.
Program Dates: Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, August 12, 2023*
Cost: $8,500.00 Plus $150 refundable damage deposit
(Cost includes double occupancy residence hall room, all meals, and most activities.)
Optional, 1-credit physical education courses are offered at an additional cost.
*Classes are held on Friday and residence halls will close at noon on Saturday the 12th.
- Summer Program Application
- Course Selection Form
- 2023 Program Brochure
- Quick Link to pay application fee
What You Gain From a Summer at Landmark College:
Our years of experience with students who learn differently have shown that focusing, even for a short time, on how you learn can make a significant difference in your success in school.
We expect you to:
- Gain a better understanding of your learning differences and learning style
- Learn how to advocate for your learning needs
- Build learning strategies in academic areas
- Develop a variety of study skills to implement in academic settings
- Be introduced to assistive and educational technologies that support learning
- Connect with professors, advisors, and classmates in ways the build a community of support and learning
- Identify the tools and strategies you will take with you that will help you to become mor strategic in your approach to college
Landmark college emphasizes the importance of wellness as part of our holistic approach to education. The Summer Bridge Program is an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the concept and to begin to practice it as a part of their experience here. It is a concept that they will encounter in the classroom and in events and activities during the program. Students are encouraged to take a 1 credit physical education course, attend lectures on topics related to wellness, and engage in wellness activities which in past summer semesters have included walking, hiking, biking, yoga, and mindfulness meditation.
Students who struggle with social anxiety and have difficulty making friends have the option of participating in social support activities, including social pragmatic workshops and student affairs events. Resident assistants are available as peer mentors to provide information about activities and to help students feel connected to the Landmark College community.
In addition to your classes, you’ll also participate in:
- Regular weekly advising with one of LC’s professional advisors. Sessions may include such topics as self-reflection and self-advocacy, goal planning and setting, strategies for academic success, and identifying next steps for the future
- Access to the College’s Center for Academic Support, a real hub in the learning process at LC. Staffed by professional staff and faculty, the Drake offers support in reading, writing, study skills, and coursework
- Students can get additional academic support during regularly scheduled faculty office hours
- Opportunities with experienced librarians and educational technology staff
Summer in Putney, Vermont
The Summer Bridge Experience is offered on Landmark College’s rural campus in picturesque southern Vermont. The town of Putney is located just nine miles from historic Brattleboro, named one of the “Top 10 Small Art Towns in America.”
Financial aid is available and awarded upon acceptance. Financial aid applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis—please apply early.
Landmark College also offers a fall or spring Bridge Experience for visiting college students. Spending a semester at Landmark College gives students a boost to their learning strategies, skills, and self-knowledge, acting as a bridge to success when they return to their home college or transfer to another institution.