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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend the Summer Success Program?

The benefits of Summer Success are enormous in light of its impact on your future success as a college student. The program will give you a head start in making the social and academic transition to college. You will become familiar with the campus, and meet other students, faculty, and staff. You will also experience the demands of college studies and college life, get an assessment of your academic skills, enhance your study skills, and learn to set priorities. Summer Success students earn 3 units of academic credit toward graduation for successfully completing the program.

Must I attend the entire Summer Success Program program?

Students selected for Summer Success are required to make a commitment for the entire length of the program: June 19 through August 1, 2014.

May I attend the Summer Success Program at SIUE if I plan to enroll at another university?

No. Summer Success is designed for students who will enroll at SIUE in the fall term.

May I work and attend the Summer Success Program?

This is an intensive program. Students follow a busy schedule and instructors will require assignments to be completed outside of class. The amount of time available for employment is very limited.

May I be excused from the Summer Success Program activities to participate in sports or other activities?

No. You will not be excused from regular scheduled program activities to engage in a sports-related activity, i.e., practice, game, vacation, etc. You must make a commitment for the full program from June 19 through August 1.


For additional information:

Instructional Services
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Box 1630
Edwardsville, IL 62026
(618) 650-2055 or
(618) 650-2040

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