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2020 Summer Admits


Welcome Scholars!

We're excited you'll be joining the Comprehensive Studies Program this summer.  Due to the unprecedented events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are combining the coursework and programming for our CSP Summer and Summer Bridge Scholars programs.  As a result, all students in the Summer Bridge Scholars Program and CSP Summer will only enroll in two courses for a total of six credit hours.  Our faculty and staff are hard at work designing a unique program that will build on over 40 years of experience preparing students for academic and social success at the University of Michigan.

Please read below for more information regarding your summer experience.  

Summer Communication Newsletters

In preparation for the summer term, all CSP Summer and Summer Bridge students will receive communication from the Comprehensive Studies Program to help them prepare for their first day of classes. 

Students should check their umich email addresses after May 1 to see the latest information shared to help them prepare for their summer experience. Past communications can be found below: 


August 18 | CSP Bridge Programs End of Summer Newsletter

August 11 | CSP Bridge Programs Weekly Newsletter

July 29 | CSP Bridge Programs Weekly Newsletter

July 21 | CSP Bridge Programs Weekly Newsletter

July 14 | CSP Bridge Programs Weekly Newsletter

July 8 | CSP Bridge Programs Weekly Newsletter

July 1 | CSP Bridge Programs Weekly Newsletter 

June 29 | Meet the Mentors 

June 26 | Check out 2020 Bridge Programs Resource Guide 

June 10 | CSP Updates! Summer Checklist & Student Expectations (View the checklist HERE)

June 5 | CSP Math Placement Exam

May 15 | CSP Summer and Summer Bridge Orientation Updates 

May 11 | CSP Summer and Summer Bridge Updates

April 20 | CSP Summer and Summer Bridge Program Updates & Next Steps 

March 31 | Welcome Message from the CSP Director 

Wolverine Orientation

The Office of New Student Programs looks forward to working with you as you start your journey as a Michigan Wolverine. Orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer, degree-seeking students. Due to the impact of COVID-19, students in CSP’s summer programs will complete orientation remotely. Please begin to check your U-M email regularly as you will receive information regarding orientation and class registration.  You will also receive instructions on how to complete the online orientation modules and placement tests prior to meeting with your academic advisor.

Review Wolverine Orientation & Placement Exam Information Here 

Cost of Attendance

All Summer Bridge  and CSP Summer students will enroll in 6 credits this summer term. The Office of the Registrar indicates that the estimated cost of attendance for the 2020 summer term for a full time student (6 - 9 credits) for a Michigan resident is $3,808 and for a Non-Michigan resident is $12,718. Please note this does not include any additional fees. 

The Comprehensive Studies Program does not determine the cost of attendance. These decisions are made by the university. 

We encourage all students to connect with the Office of Financial Aid to learn what types of financial aid opportunities are available to them.


What is financial aid?

Funding that you use to pay for college. These funds can come in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, and student loans. All application materials are online and you must apply before we can create a financial aid package for you. Please keep in mind that summer students should complete two (2) FAFSA forms to learn what types of financial aid opportunities are available to them. 

The estimated cost of attendance does not yet reflect potential changes to a remote learning environment. More information will be shared when U-M makes an announcement.

Summer Courses

All CSP Summer and Summer Bridge students will earn 6 credits by registering for 2 courses: 

  • CSP 100 First-Year Seminar (3cr) 

AND one of the following courses that you will choose in collaboration with your academic advisor:

  • Math 103 - Introduction to Functions (3cr)
  • Math 104 - Mathematical Thinking (3cr)
  • CSP 105 - Reading and Writing Seminar (3cr)

Each class will provide multiple opportunities for engaging in course material with faculty and your classmates.  This will take many forms such as weekly recorded lectures, online class discussions and study groups.  Faculty will be available for virtual office hours and peer tutors will be available to assist with writing and math concepts. 


Learning in a Remote Environment

We suddenly find ourselves in a world where many aspects of life and learning have transitioned to a remote online environment. Without appropriate support a remote leaning program may present unique obstacles that can impact a student’s ability to succeed in a college environment. CSP and the entire U-M community are committed to equipping you with everything you need to have a successful start to your academic career at Michigan.


Strategies for Success

Check out this U-M Center for Academic Innovation resource for adjusting your study habits and the U-M Information and Technology Services Remote Resource Guide.

Upcoming Events

From April to June, CSP will be offering virtual sessions to help answer your questions.

Save the date for our upcoming virtual CSP Michigan Days, weekly May call-ins, and & pre-orientation sessions. 



Parents and students are welcome to join CSP on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. EST and Wednesday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. EST for a Pre-Orientation conversation. You'll learn the final steps students should take to prepare for their summer experience. Hear from a panel of campus resources and students, and learn tips to be successful this summer.



Join CSP every Wednesday in May starting May 13 for our Virtual Lounge sessions.We'll be hosting expert led conversations for our CSP Summer and Summer Bridge students with CSP Faculty, Academic Advisors, students, and surprise campus partners to answer your questions about your summer experience and much more. 



Join us for a virtual Michigan Day to learn more about what your summer will look like.

  • Monday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Monday, April 27, 3:00 p.m. EST


Fall Preparation

University Housing

While there will not be a residential component to our programs this summer, admitted students will need to secure housing for the fall and winter terms.  Once you’ve paid your enrollment deposit (or your waiver request has been approved), University Housing will email you a link to the University Housing application.  While your housing preferences cannot be guaranteed, it’s a good idea to complete the application early.

Students who may find themselves displaced this summer should contact us by email ( to explore stable housing options.


MLC/Theme Community

We encourage CSP Summer and Summer Bridge students to consider applying for a Michigan Learning Community or Theme Community. These residential communities connect students of shared goals and common intellectual interests together. They are a great way for you to take advantage of numerous resources and find your place within our large community. The application deadline (May 13) for MLCs and theme communities are quickly approaching.