Summer Intensive Program

The Summer Intensive program strengthens the English/Language Arts and Mathematics skills of 11th and 12th grade high school students in order to get them college-ready. The collaboration between Bergen Community College and 6 Bergen County high schools offer the summer program to high school students in their junior and senior years.  Students’ academic strengths and weaknesses are diagnosed using the Accuplacer Placement Exam.  Customized Accuplacer Prep bridge courses designed to improve learning outcomes are offered.  In addition, students enroll in Success 101 to learn the essential study skills necessary to succeed in college – reading, note-taking, studying, memorizing, test taking, and writing.  Students learn about and/or experience the array of vital Student Services the College offers:  faculty advising, career counseling, student life activities, tutoring services, admissions, financial aid, registration, the library, technology on campus, student employment opportunities, and more.  Finally, students engage in life enriching field trips, service days, and campus-wide service projects.