About our Programs
Students begin the University of Success program by attending a two-week residential summer academy. They live, eat, sleep, attend classes and participate in recreational and social activities on the University of Scranton campus. The summer program provides hands-on experiences and field trips designed to engage the students in creative thinking, problem solving, and communication through activities that expose students to concepts in mathematics, physics, biology, space exploration, environmental science and earth science.
After completing the Summer Residential Program students are required to attend one Saturday session each month. These sessions are often taught by University faculty. Topics include SAT prep, study skills, computer skills, language skills, college planning, career planning and other topics of value and interest to students.
To qualify for admission to the University of Success, a student must be in the 8th grade and meet at least three (3) of the following qualifications:
- Student's family is economically disadvantages
- Student's cultural background is underrepresented in higher education
- Student shows strong academic ability and is recognized by the guidance staff as having the potential to pursue higher education
- Student is a potential first generation college in his/her family
Application forms are found here.
Please send all completed forms to:
University of Success
The University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18501