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Summer College Readiness Program

For high school seniors graduating this spring and going on to college in the fall.

New for 2024! - Experiential programming for transitioning from student to adulthood

Program Dates:
Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 27, 2024*


$4,160, plus $150 refundable damage deposit
(Cost includes double occupancy residence hall room, meals, and activities.)



What You Gain from a Summer at Landmark College

Our Summer College Readiness Program, for college-bound high school graduates, 这一切都是为了准备——通过实践和接触——为关键的大学第一学期做准备吗. It is also about understanding the changing role of a high school student to a college student. 即使是成绩最好的学生在大学的第一个学期也经常面临意想不到的困难,可能使他们面临失败或挣扎的风险. Problems often arise not from a lack of academic abilities, but from the enormous jump in independence required in a college environment.

学生们沉浸在一种生活/学习体验中,这种体验提供了一种真正的大学生活的“味道”,以及他们将在秋季遇到的大学水平的工作. They develop a clear understanding of their personal learning strengths and needs, and discover how resources and self-advocacy can support their success in college. 这种对大学生活的预习有助于缓解焦虑,培养学生在面对大学新要求时所需的信心.

Who Should Attend this Program?

This program is designed to help students who want to:

  • Learn to articulate individual learning issues that need attention
  • 确定他们在大学需要的具体支持和住宿,以及如何获得这些支持和住宿
  • Experience a typical introductory college-level lecture class
  • 学习和练习自我辩护的技巧,这是他们在大学一年级所需要的
  • Apply organizational skills, helpful habits, 以及在大学取得成功所需要的有用行为,以及识别可能在第一年出现的问题习惯和行为
  • Begin the process of transitioning from an adolescent to a young adult

患有社交焦虑和交友困难的学生可以选择参加社会支持活动, including social pragmatic workshops and student affairs events. 居民助理可以作为同伴导师提供有关活动的信息,并帮助学生感受到与地标社区的联系.

Rite of Passage: Transition to Adulthood

New for Summer 2024 通过体验式编程,学生将开始理解并拥抱他们从青春期到初成年期的过渡. 学生将在探索自己的价值观和设计服务项目的同时,获得人际交往和实践技能,为他们所关心的社区带来改变.

  1. 编程将向学生介绍成人礼(RoP)框架和思维方式, and will facilitate skill development, by developing an executable service project.
  2. 咨询会议和学术课程将介绍基本技能和想法,以支持和补充RoP服务项目的工作.
  3. 除了作为住宿课程的一部分提供的常规生活和学习技能外,课外项目还将通过加强相关技能和策略来进一步支持学生,以建立在其他地方使用的课程.


Note: For admission to this program, students must provide a letter of admission to a four-year college or university. A diagnosed learning disability is not required to enroll in this program.

Financial Aid is available and awarded upon acceptance. Financial aid applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage parents to submit an application for financial aid early.

During this two-week program students will take three classes: College Writing, Executive Functioning and Study Skills, and a lecture-type course. Some key areas of skill development include but are not limited to:

  • 运用批判性的阅读和思考方法来展示对指定主题和阅读材料的理解.
  • Taking notes from lectures including note review and revision.
  • Writing brief summaries of readings
  • 了解高中水平和大学水平的写作期望的差异(总结vs. analyzation)
  • Exploring various methods for completing an academic research paper
  • Organizing course materials using a system, for example, the Master Notebook system
  • Examining executive function behaviors as they relate to planning, prioritizing, production, and execution of assignments
  • Using self-advocacy skills to navigate the academic, residential, and social components of their freshman year experience.
“I appreciate the kindness and compassion of the Landmark faculty and staff. They ‘get’ these kids—they understand them. The Summer Transition Program was great preparation for the ‘real thing.我的目标实现了:让我的儿子体验到在大学氛围中独立生活的滋味.”
“Thank for the guidance that you all have provided our daughter. Her experience and the tools she acquired at Landmark will serve her well. I look forward to watching her continue to grow, learn, and blossom.”
“这个项目帮助我儿子更好地掌握了大学水平所需的工作. So far, so good at college! He feels ready to take on anything his professors throw at him. Thank you for a great experience!”
“我们的儿子对他大一可能会经历的事情进行了一次彩排,并学习了如何为他的住宿辩护,这让他受益匪浅. It gave him confidence that he was, in fact, ready for college. And it helped us feel better about him leaving home. 这是一个提醒,尽管他在学习和性格上存在差异,但他仍在继续成长和取得成就.”
“The feedback at the end of the program was so helpful and reassuring!! Our son also told us of all the great experiences he had this summer. We will be forever grateful”
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend the Summer College Readiness program. I look forward to taking what I learned to college with me. It was life changing.”


  • Binghamton University
  • Cal Poly Humboldt
  • Clark University
  • Converse University
  • Curry College
  • Dean College
  • Denison University
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Ferris State University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Florida State University
  • Goucher College
  • International People’s College
  • Marist College
  • Michigan State University
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Morgan State University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Norwich University
  • Oberlin College
  • Pace University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Salve Regina University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Temple University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Notre Dame Maryland
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont
  • Webster University
  • Western Washington University
  • Westfield State University
  • William & Mary

We will collaborate with the Landmark College Success Center in San Mateo, California to deliver instruction, activities, 以及帮助那些从社会实际支持中受益的学生的项目. In addition, there will be social coaching opportunities, as well as parent meetings to supplement what the students will be learning. This support is open to all students.


  • Core Lecture Course—Issues in Today's World:
    In this two-week interdisciplinary course, 我们将研究当代文化中的几个短篇读物,以说明所研究的不同问题. During the lecture portion of this class, students will practice applying their critical thinking, reading, writing, 以及在另外两门必修课:执行功能与学习技巧和大学写作中介绍的笔记技巧. Some of the topics included may be the use of Artificial Intelligence (A.I) by college students, Diversity initiatives and College Enrollment practices, or social media and corporate responsibility, to name a few.

    Executive Functioning & Study Skills:本课程介绍管理大学水平课程所必需的学术技能和习惯. Students will learn strategies for improving executive functioning, critical reading, and note-taking. 学生还将有机会将本课程学到的策略直接应用到其他课程中,这些课程是整个暑期课程的一部分.

    College Writing:
    这一系列的工作坊旨在帮助学生理解大学老师对写作的要求, 让学生有机会练习完成短文写作作业的几种方法, and advance students’ understanding of writing structure and process. Students will practice writing-process strategies in the areas of generating, organizing, summarizing, analyzing, synthesizing, drafting, and editing. 研讨会的一个主要焦点是让学生发展和表达他们作为作家和学习者的优势和困难的个人意识.

  • Sample Weekday Schedule

    Time Activity
    9 - 10:15 a.m Class Period 1
    10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Class Period 2
    Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch in Dining Hall / Free time
    1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Class Period 3
    2:45 p.m. Extracurricular / Small Group Advising
    5 - 7 p.m. Dinner in Dining Hall / Free time
    7 - 7:30 p.m.

    Wing Meetings

    M,T,TH, & Fri: Social Activities, Free time, Laundry, Check-in's

    7:30 - 9 p.m. Academic Prep 

    Pre-Arrival Sessions:

    July 1 - Session 1
    学生们将参加一个电话会议,了解彼此和准备工作人员,讨论步入成年意味着什么,以及越来越独立所带来的越来越多的责任. 电话会议结束后,学生将被要求完成一些任务来继续探索这些主题.

    July 8: Session 2
    Students will rejoin the group to share what they have learned. 他们将反思过渡到初显成年的过程,并有意识地行动以实现他们的目标.

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