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Summer College Readiness Program

For high school seniors graduating this spring and going on to college in the fall.

2020 Application coming soon! • Download 2019 brochure here.

Dates: Friday, July 19 – Saturday, August 1, 2020
Cost: $3,825, plus $50 refundable damage deposit (cost includes double occupancy residence hall room, all meals, and activities)

Our Summer College Readiness 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 possibly putting 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.

This program is designed to help college-bound high school graduates who learning differently to:

  • Learn to articulate individual learning issues that need attention
  • Identify the specific supports and accommodations they’ll need in college—and how to access them
  • Experience a typical introductory college-level lecture class
  • Learn and practice self-advocacy skills they’ll need to navigate through their freshman year
  • Apply organizational skills, helpful habits, and useful behaviors needed 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.

The Summer College Readiness Program 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.

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.

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available and awarded upon acceptance.  Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage parents to submit  Financial aid applications early.

What Parents Say:

“I appreciate the kindness and compassion of the Landmark faculty and staff. They ‘get’ these kids—they understand them. The Summer Transition Program was great preparation for the ‘real thing.’ My objectives were met: giving my son a taste of independent living in a college-like atmosphere.”

“It is a very beneficial program that really addresses each student’s individual style of learning and builds upon that to help them achieve success in the mainstream.”

“This program helped my son get a better handle on the work required at the college level. So far, so good at college! He feels ready to take on anything his professors throw at him. Thank you for a great experience!”

“Our son benefited very much having a dress rehearsal of what he might experience his freshman year and learning about advocating for his accommodations. It gave him confidence that he was, in fact, ready for college. And it helped us feel better about him leaving home. It was a reminder that he’s continuing to grow and achieve in spite of learning differences and personality differences.”

“Landmark’s Transition Program helped our son ‘own’ his learning needs and gave him the self-confidence to be his own advocate. Perhaps I helped get him ready for Landmark, but Landmark was the ever-so-important piece that got him to the next level of adulthood. You are simply the best at what you do.”



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