Gateway Summer Program 
Open the Door to your Education



The Gateway Summer Program is designed to prepare you for the demands of your first year in college.  As a Gateway student, you will have an opportunity to get a head start on your academic career in a supportive and mentoring environment.  In the Gateway Program, you will be a part of a community of learners who have in common the desire to be successful college students. 

IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION:                                           FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION:   (Scroll down for important financial aid information)
When: June 24 - August 5, 2014                                         Complete the 2014/2015 FAFSA.  
Where: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus                                         Please allow eight weeks for information and processing.             
What: Introduction to College Writing (ENC 1130) and Learning Strategies and Human Development (SLS 1503). See course descriptions below           CONTACT INFORMATION:

Costs: Tuition, Books, Supplies, Housing

Tuition per credit hour:

Florida residents $199.54
Non-Florida residents $718.09

 *Tuition as of September 2013

For summer housing information, call (561) 297 - 2880 and identify yourself as a Gateway Student.  Request applications for both summer and fall if required.         


For Gateway  Admission  information contact: 
Office of Admissions

For  general program information contact: 
Elizabeth Kennedy 
Associate Director / Gateway Coordinator 

Some of the pluses of being a Gateway student include:

  • An excellent opportunity to improve the essential writing skills you will need in your first year and throughout your academic and professional life.
  • Smaller class sizes than during the regular academic year.
  • A university setting which allows you to learn the campus and meet with fellow students before the Fall semester rush.
  • An opportunity for you to earn credit hours toward your graduation and summer school hours.
  • Learning strategies / techniques that prepare you to meet the challenge of college-level classes.

INTRODUCTION TO WRITING (ENC 1130)                                           LEARNING STRATEGIES and HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (SLS 1503)
Concentrates on the development of your writing skills and techniques including grammar, punctuation and mechanics.  Skills developed and refined in this class will be applicable to any course you take in which writing is required. (3 credits)  A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in this class in order to continue into the fall semester.  

      Provides an introduction to higher education and a general orientation to the functions and resources of the University.  It will help you to develop a better understanding of the learning process and to acquire critical academic success skills.  Topics include time management, diversity, test taking, communication skills, study techniques, library use and much more. (2 credit hours) A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in this class in order to continue into the fall semester.


* If you receive financial aid for the summer session you will be required to register for at least 6 credits. Therefore, you may be required to add a third course to your schedule as the Gateway Program totals 5 credits. 

Please keep in mind that if you are NOT receiving financial aid you do not need to add a third course.  In our experience, two classes will be enough to keep you busy during the six week term.  However, if you do need to add a course, advisors will be available at Orientation to assist you with your selection.


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