OSP Summer Academy

What is the Summer Academy?

The Summer Academy gives you the opportunity to engage in courses, workshops, and social activities to prepare you for a successful transition into college. You will learn about campus resources, build leadership skills, and make lasting connections with staff and peers. Scholars who take advantage of this opportunity report increased confidence during their first semester.

The 2022 Summer Academy will run from Tuesday, July 5, 2022, through Friday, August 12, 2022. Classes and supplemental sessions are held Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You are not permitted to be absent during this time. Additional educational programs will be held in the evenings for residential students who stay in campus residence halls.

While components of the program vary each summer, you can expect to be placed in a group focused on your goals. Throughout the OSP Summer Academy, you will receive training in essential mathematics, reading, and writing skills. You will also attend Leadership Seminars that will help you develop personal initiative, a sense of responsibility, and effective study skills.

All tuition and fees, books, activities, meals, and summer residential expenses are paid for by OSP/EOF.

Why Do I Have to Submit So Many Documents?

The documents we ask for help us determine if you meet the State of New Jersey’s financial eligibility guidelines. We know it seems like a lot of work to gather all these documents, but trust that it will be worth it. The EOF grant you will receive will help pay for your education!

What if I Cannot Attend the OSP Summer Academy?

Since your admission into OSP/EOF for the fall is contingent upon you successfully completing the OSP Summer Academy, you may risk forfeiting your acceptance to our program.

What if I am Not Financially Eligible for OSP/EOF?

No worries! NJCU is committed to ensuring you still can participate in the Summer Academy. While you won’t be eligible for EOF, you will be eligible the University’s ASCEND program