Summer FYF Program Schedule and Information

Many students who place into Foundations courses have the option of participating in free summer programs to complete their requirements the summer before they begin here at WPU. Below are descriptions of programs, our Summer 2015 schedule and links to sign up if you are eligible.

Why should I take a summer program?

  1. Our Summer Foundations programs give the unique opportunity to complete mandatory non-credit courses for free. We provide materials, software, textbooks and instruction costs! No other University in New Jersey has such extensive free opportunities for students that allows students to get a head start on their college career.
  2. These programs help students get ahead - successful students often complete all requirements in their entering summer and begin with a complete college level course load.
  3. Students who attend in-person programs get a preview of WPU's campus, meet fellow students, staff and faculty, and have an opportunity to transition to the campus with the support of our workshop leaders, tutors and staff. 
  4. Students who attend online programs also have the opportunity to participate in practice exams, tutoring, and workshops on campus before they begin courses in the fall.
  5. All students in summer FYF programs have the opportunity to work with Financial Aid and Counseling, Health and Wellness counselors before the fall to ensure their paperwork is in order and to get any assistance they need as they transition to the University.

In-Person Extended Workshops

  • Workshops are available in Reading or Mathematics
  • Summer 2015 workshops run from July 6th - August 6th or July 20th - August 20th
  • We register students for the first session (July 6th - August 6th) through the end of June and open the second summer session at the end of June - but will accommodate scheduling needs
  • Workshops are on campus Monday through Thursday (4 days per week) for two hours
  • Students can choose between several workshop times (day and evening) and attend that session time each day
  • Workshops focus on helping students identify where they need to improve, then provide flexible instruction that targets those areas. Workshop leaders use assessments, frequent feedback and intensive practice and instruction to help students improve. Workshops also focus on helping students improve study, time management and learning skills.
  • At the end of the workshop students have the opportunity to re-test their placements. Successful students can begin their subject (math, reading) at the college level.

Extended Workshops - Online Version

  • Workshops are available in Reading or Mathematics and are online equivalents of the in-person extended workshops described above
  • Summer 2015 workshops run from July 6th - August 6th or July 20th - August 20th
  • We register students for the first session (July 6th - August 6th) through the end of June and open the second summer session at the end of June - but will accommodate scheduling needs

  • Math Online Workshops are live virtual classrooms - students choose from several times to meet and meet four days a week (Monday through Thursday) at that same time.
  • The online workshop provides a live whiteboard and chat experience with an instructor. Students will be able to work on problems, ask questions and complete practice with an instructor and other students
  • Flexible time online workshops are offered in math for those students whose schedules don't fit with any live workshop sessions. These sessions offer students the option to ask questions and get feedback asynchronously.

 

  • Reading Online Workshops are online workshop experiences guided by a Reading Specialist; students have daily reading practice, exercises and feedback from their instructor to assist in developing their college reading skills.
  • Reading online programs are asynchronous - not live - allowing for more flexibility and reading time for students. 

All Online Extended Workshop students also register for (ideally) at least two in-person practice exams and tutoring as they go through the program - we have found this is very helpful for online students to stay connected and on track.

Online Refresher Programs

  • These programs are offered in Math and Reading and are designed for students whose initial placement exam results are close to the college level cutoff score
  • Online refreshers are self-paced, guided practice programs. Students will take diagnostic assessments that will create a study plan for the student. Students can receive online instruction, practice and review in those areas they need assistance in
  • Programs are typically between 4 - 8 weeks and students can self-pace how they want to improve their skills; our program staff will be available to answer questions, provide guidance and recommendations and encourage program completion
  • All Refresher students will be scheduled for (ideally) at least two in-person practice exams and tutoring as they go through their program- we have found this is very helpful for online students to stay connected and on track.  Students also have the option of completing an in-person initial assessment to help guide their practice 
  • At the end of the refresher students have the opportunity to re-test their placements. Successful students can begin their subject (math, reading) at the college level.

Writing Tutorials

  • Writing Tutorials give students a chance to improve their writing skills in small cooperative groups facilitated by a Writing Specialist. 
  • Tutorials focus on improving students' writing process, organization, use of language, development, and thesis production with free writing, editing and peer review.
  • Writing tutorials are twice a week for 5-8 weeks for one hour; there are a range of times available and students meet at the same time each week.

How to Register for Summer Programs