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Summer Experience

The Comprehensive Studies Program Summer program is a community of students that learn, work, and build community together. Within our community of students, 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 suupport network, and familiarize themselves with the campus and its resources. 


Scroll down to learn more about our CSP Summer students summer experience. 


During the summer term, scholars will have the opportunity to take credit-bearing college-level courses. All CSP Summer scholars will register for CSP 100 and one additional course based on the recommendation of their Academic Advisor. 

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. Seminar 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


Scholars will participate in the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) SuccessConnects Program throughout the summer term. SuccessConnects is focused on holistic support through success coaching that seeks to help scholars develop connections to resources across campus with consideration of all their needs (academic, social, and personal) through intentional goal setting and community building. Through small group activities and guided discussions, this whorshop will help scholars place a strong emphasis on the importance of relationships, resources, and information seeking. 


CSP Summer scholars will participate in several activities throughout the summer. Programs include:

and a plethora of other activities that assist scholars in learning more about the resources and opportunities available to them on U-M's campus and the Ann Arbor community.