Summer Academic Program Prepared 17 Students For Washington Adventist University Classes This Fall

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TAKOMA PARK (August 15, 2014) Washington Adventist University (WAU) this week presented formal letters of acceptance to 17 students who completed the university’s summer academic program that prepared them for college-level classwork.

The five-week residential Bridge Program, held this year from July 6 to August 7, provides students who apply to the school, but don’t meet the academic requirements, with a way to enhance their abilities and prepare for regular academic classes at the college level.  The program includes daily classes in math and English, helps students improve their writing skills, and provides workshops and discussions on such topics as social life, cultural diversity, self-awareness and student government. The program also includes a course on study skills to enhance academic success.

The 17 students who participated this summer all completed the Bridge Program successfully, and were presented with their formal letters of acceptance on August 10, at a banquet and celebration.

The Bridge Program makes the transition from high school to college smoother, and provides participants with individual attention from the program’s faculty and staff. The program also matches each participant with a faculty mentor who provides continuing academic support and advice throughout the freshman year.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Ralph Johnson, Bridge Program Director, at rejohnso@wau.edu or call Admissions at 800-835-4212.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County's only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. A total of 1,185 students of all faiths participate in the university’s eight graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

Media Contacts:
Angie Crews, 301-891-4134, acrews@wau.edu
Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler@wau.edu