As a Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students program, the Summer Success Academy (SSA) at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) offers entering first-year students the opportunity to complete college-level coursework during the summer before their first year and promote a successful transition from high school to college.  This program provides foundational college courses, peer advising, academic advising, and social support for students just as they were about to begin their first year.  The goals are accelerating students’ time to degree, increasing academic readiness, and fostering engagement with the campus community. This program is free to participants; costs include summer courses, housing, meals, and educational field trips and activities.

Program Features

  • FREE - Tuition, Housing & Meals Provided (for the duration of the summer program)
  • Enroll in two General Education Courses (earn 6 units of college credit)
  • Get to know other incoming first-year students
  • Academic Advising, Financial Aid Guidance, and admission support
  • Dedicated Peer Mentors and Program Staff to assist with your transition to college
  • Engage in success workshops, field trips, social activities, and more!

How to Participate

Priority for participation is given to students admitted to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Sankofa Scholars Program, a program designed to provide support for our African American student population. All first-year students are eligible to apply.

Applications will be made available in early Spring 2024!

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