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Summer Prep Academy

We're excited to offer a summer transition experience to freshmen accepted through the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Alfred State Opportunity Program (ASOP). Traditionally, students enrolled through these programs take three years to earn an associate degree, and five years for a bachelor's degree, but the Summer Prep Academy will potentially allow you to enroll directly into your degree program without the added year. This will occur by bridging your last math course (high school) with your first math course in the major you have chosen.

You could save yourself an extra year in just four weeks

The Prep Academy is an inclusive four-week experience designed to enhance your skills in math, reading, writing, and studying (the foundations for college success). You will be introduced to the campus, participate in activities during the day and the evening, and will take care of necessary items to be prepared for your first year. A career exploration will also be available for students who are undecided or may be interested in changing their major.

Jumpstart your journey this summer

Summer Prep Academy (2017) presents you, the student, with a number of opportunities, including:

  • Moving into your residence hall early - the program begins Tuesday, July 25
  • Integrated summer orientation on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25-26. Parents and siblings may participate in the family portion of orientation.
  • Meeting with an academic representative to make your course schedule.
  • Establishing your computer accounts, creating academic supports, finalizing bill processing if necessary, completing book purchases, and getting acclimated to the offices, services, and support personnel here to assist you with a successful educational opportunity.
  • Taking part in Habitat for Humanity projects.
  • Engaging in many on- and off-campus, activities to enhance social awareness, develop your individual growth and mindset, make friends and forge relationships to support your college success.
  • Experiencing a variety of social and cultural activities to interact with academic success coaches, student peer mentors, and student activities personnel.
  • Opportunities to meet with Financial Aid to complete aid package and paperwork.

Registration is required

Once your college acceptance deposit has been paid, use one of the methods below to sign up for the Summer Prep Academy (Please note: housing deposits are paid separately and should be processed prior to arrival).

For students entering fall 2017

  1. Sign up online by going to BannerWeb, click on "Student Accounts & Registration," then click the "Summer Prep Academy Sign-up" button and follow directions (preferred method).
  2. Sign up by email at SummerPrep@alfredstate.edu. Be sure to include your student ID number in the body of the email.
  3. Call 1-800-4-ALFRED (1-800-425-3733) or 607-587-3114. Please provide your student ID number when leaving a message.


There are two payment methods available (outlined below). If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to send us an email at SummerPrep@alfredstate.edu.

Cost $0*
Grants Available No
Includes All meals, activities, and housing

*cost for EOP students is covered as part of each student's required EOP programming after receiving confirmed acceptance into the EOP program.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us by email at SummerPrep@alfredstate.edu or call 607-587-4122 with any questions.