Pathway to Success (PaSSS)

Pathway to Success (PaSSS)

Pathway to Success Summer Start (PaSSS) program is an opportunity for invited first-year student to get a head start on your Penn State education in an innovative learning atmosphere. 

The program awards all selected participants a scholarship of $250 per credit for the summer classes. This is a total of $1,500 your first summer (6 credits) and $3,000 your second summer (12 credits). For a grand total of $4,500 in savings towards your college education!

What is Pathway to Success?

Pathway to Success (PaSSS) is an opportunity for select new students to start their Penn State career in a small college atmosphere with all the larger University opportunities. PaSSS is only offered to select first-year students. PaSSS programming runs from June 25 through August 9. Students may also choose to participate in PaSSS during their second  summer as a Penn State student with increased scholarship potential.

The PaSSS program will allow you to:

  • Get a head start on your Penn State University experience early this summer at Penn State Brandywine.
  • Fulfill two valuable general education requirements that apply toward your degree.
  • Have the opportunity to work on campus and earn even more money.
  • Be assigned a student and faculty mentor to help you in your transition to college through the summer and beyond.
  • Make new friends, go on exciting field trips, work with lively, enthusiastic faculty, experience something new every day, and become a member of Brandywine’s dynamic learning community.

How does it work?

Students who are invited to the program can sign up on a first come first served basis until the program is filled.

Students will register for and attend their New Student Orientation prior to starting the PaSSS program. After completing their summer courses, students will begin again in the fall semester with the rest of their peers.

For more information, contact: 
Claire Nolan
Admissions Counselor-PaSSS admissions
ccnolan@psu.edu
610 892 1338

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