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Achieving Success by Cultivating Excellence & Nurturing Discovery

What is ASCEND?

In partnership with NJCU's Opportunity Scholarship Program, ASCEND is the key to your future collegiate & career success! ASCEND provides you with the tools you need to jumpstart and maintain your college success journey, starting with our university sponsored summer academy. The Summer Academy is an academic & college preparatory experience designed to help structure & strengthen the transition from high school to college for eligible incoming freshman. From your first through your final semester as a student at NJCU, we will ensure that you have the access to resources and opportunities that you need to succeed!     

I Received My Letter, What's Next? 

Step 1: Register for Accepted Scholars Day

Step 2: Submit Accepted Student Questionnaire

Step 3: Submit All Financial Aid Documents 

Step 4: Submit Required Immunization Records

Step 5: Schedule A Tour 

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    What Are Our Students Saying? 

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    NJCU Summer Bridge Program
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    Program Goals

    • Support students’ successful transition from high school to college. 

    • Prepare students’ for college-level work.

    • Develop and strengthen students’ connections with peers, mentors, advisors, faculty and staff.

    • Provide students with knowledge critical to success in college (e.g. study skills, time management, and campus life) 

    • Enhance students’ sense of belonging. 

    Program Components

    • Career Readiness 

    • Academic preparation and skills 

    • Academic advising 

    • Peer to Peer Mentorship

    • Orientation to college and campus engagement 

    • Supplemental Instruction

    • Year round sustainability through mentorship & tutoring


    Contact Us

    ASCEND Summer Bridge & Beyond Program
    Location: Vodra Hall Rm 203
    Phone: (201)-200-2521