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CSP Summer Admits

Overview

  • The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) focuses on the academic success of all its students. We are a community of scholars that comes together in a supportive context to engage students’ intellectual curiosity as they move toward their destiny. CSP works to increase retention and promote academic excellence among students within the learning community. This is accomplished through a system that offers orientation to the University community, personalized advising and counseling, mentoring, instruction, and academic support.
  • Within our community of scholars, CSP has a group of students who are admitted to the summer-term, but are not participants of the Summer Bridge Scholars Program (SBSP).  Similar to the SBSP, CSP Summer students are provided the opportunity to take credit bearing, college-level courses, develop a peer support network, and to familiarize themselves with the campus and its resources. They will take two credit-bearing courses and will participate in student success programming designed to ensure a positive transition to the University of Michigan.

Orientation & Program Dates

  • CSP Summer Students will move into the residence halls on June 24 or June 25, 2017. Academic Peer Advisors (APAs) will guide CSP Summer students through orientation, during which students will meet their academic advisors and register for courses. Classes will start on June 28, 2017 and classes end August 15, 2017. The final exam period ends August 18.

Courses

  • CSP Summer Students will move into the residence halls on June 24 or June 25, 2017. Academic Peer Advisors (APAs) will guide CSP Summer students through orientation, during which students will meet their academic advisors and register for courses. Classes will start on June 28, 2017 and classes end August 15, 2017. The final exam period ends August 18.
    • CSP 100 - First Year Seminar
      • Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
      • Learn and apply meta-cognitive principles to the planning of your own academic, professional, and personal goals. Seminary topics include but are not limited to: 
        • Developing critical thinking skills
        • Basic principles of formal argumentation 
        • Time management
        • Developing academic self-efficacy, a growth mindset, sense of belonging, and motivation
        • Improving and/or developing test-taking skills

Programs

  • CSP Summer Students will participate in several activities throughout the summer. Programs include:
    • Meet and Greet 
    • Bowling
    • Mid-term Break
    • Movie night
    • Service Learning Project Academic workshops each Wednesdays
    • Programs hosted by the Academic Peer Advisors 
  • More information, such as dates and locations, will be provided when you arrive on campus. CSP Summer students will also be able to participate in several activities with the Summer Bridge Scholars Program.

FAQs

  • Why was I chosen for CSP Summer? · 
    • Staff from the University of Michigan Office of Undergraduate Admissions make determinations for CSP Summer based on their review of a wide range of variables including GPA, test scores, grades in college preparatory courses, writing samples and letters of recommendation.  CSP Summer provides students the opportunity to start their classes and begin their academic requirements early. 
  • What is the cost of CSP Summer?
    • The cost for participating in CSP Summer depends on whether you are considered an (in-state) resident of the State of Michigan or a (out-of-state) non-resident. In the summer of 2016 Michigan residents paid approximately $6,818 and non-residents paid approximately $14,211 which includes tuition, fees, room and board, the cost of books, and personal expenses. Please note 2017 costs will be posted on the Office of Financial Aid website as soon as they become available. Financial aid is available to meet or assist with program costs for students who qualify. For more information about SBSP financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 734-763-6600 or financial.aid@umich.edu.  
  • What about degree requirements?
    • Your CSP advisor will help you develop your academic program, suggest enrichment opportunities, check your progress toward degree, and explain academic policies and commitments. 
  • Can I be in CSP and in other living/learning communities?
    • Yes, CSP students are represented in every school, college, and program on campus. In fact, we encourage our students to join other communities and to utilize as many campus resources as possible.
  • How are CSP Academic Advising and courses different from other departments?
    • We offer continuous advising while working with your CSP instructors to offer support throughout your years here at Michigan. This is part of our holistic approach. CSP courses are intensive with smaller class enrollment and taught by experienced instructors who provide individualized attention and additional office hours.
  • What is the Summer Bridge Scholars Program?
    • Summer Bridge Scholars is a seven week intensive academic preparation program. This residential program is designed to give students first‐hand knowledge and experiences of student life at a large research university.