ASCEND

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Achieving Success by Cultivating

Excellence & Nurturing Discovery

What is ASCEND?

  • The key to your future collegiate & career success! 
  • A university sponsored, six-week (July 5th-August 12th) academic & college preparatory program designed to help structure & strengthen the transition experience for incoming for first-year students                  

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 

Step 6: Chat with A  Mentor 


    What Are Our Students Saying? 


    ASCEND Summer Bridge Program
    ASCEND program 2018 (NJCU)
    ASCEND 2017

    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 143
    Phone: (201)-200-2518
    Email: ascend@njcu.edu