- JumpStart: ASL - July 15- August 21, 2013
- JumpStart: Academic Success - July 15- August 21, 2013
- Family Orientation -- July 15-16, 2013
The JumpStart program is a five-week summer program for freshmen and transfer students to help them get off to a good foundational start before the fall semester begins. The program offers two tracks, one for new signers and the other for those needing further academic instruction.
The JumpStart: ASL Program is a sign language immersion program. Through the program, students learn enough basic sign skills before fall semester so that they can communicate with other Gallaudet students, staff, and faculty and make the best use of campus services. In addition to sign language instruction, students also receive information about Gallaudet's history and traditions, deaf awareness, and deaf culture. Students also participate in Learning through Discovery, a popular-adventure-based outdoor program focusing on developing teamwork as well as decision-making and conflict resolution skills.
JumpStart: Academic Success
The JumpStart: Academic Success Program is a program for freshmen and transfer students admitted to Gallaudet University through the Admissions Review Committee (ARC). Students, who have been accepted through ARC, will be notified in a letter from the Office of Admissions if they are required to participate in the program which provides intensive instruction in college writing, reading, mathematics, and study skills necessary for college success.
In addition to receiving academic instruction, students in the JumpStart: Academic Success Program take the English and Math Placement Tests as well as a variety of learning style and career interest tests; receive individual academic advising including information about their own academic strengths and weaknesses; learn about university resources; and meet faculty and staff members.
Students also participate in Learning through Discovery, an adventure-based outdoor program focusing on developing teamwork as well as decision-making and conflict resolution skills.
Program Cost / Registration Form
There is a $325 fee for participating in either the New Signers or Academic Success program. Students should bring spending money for recreation and field trips. Fill out the JumpStart Registration form online in your Bison account.
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