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Summer Transition Program

​How does PEP support me in my transition to Rhode Island College?

We are invested in your success and welcoming you to the Rhode Island College community! As a PEP student you will experience: personalized and individual advising through a strengths-based approach, a summer program that is a meaningful and engaging experience for you as a new student, and community of support that values your experience. The transition program consists of three phases, outlined below.

Phase I: Spring Session (April & May during Senior Year)

  • Individual Enrollment Meeting. Students meet one-on-one with a PEP advisor to review important transition and first-year tasks, including financial aid, billing, new student orientation, and registration for spring and summer programming. Students may bring a parent or guardian to the enrollment meeting. The meeting is an opportunity for PEP to learn more about you as a student, and for you to ask any questions you may have.

Phase 2: Orientation (Late June)

  • PEP Student Orientation. Students will participate in a 3-day orientation program specifically designed for and led by the PEP community. The third day of orientation will focus on community building.

Phase 3: Summer Bridge Program (End of June through the first week in August)
The Summer Bridge Program is funded by Rhode Island College, at no cost to the student

  • COLL 150 Course – This 3-credit course is designed to use leadership theory and experiential learning as guiding pedagogical practices to help students reflect on who they are and who they want to be. Students will have the opportunity to frame and define what leadership, education, and success means for them.
  • Math 010 or Math 120  – Based on the Math Placement results, students will have the option of enrolling in Math 010 or 120 at no cost.  PEP will provide the textbooks and materials for the Math courses. For more information about Math Placement, please visit:
  • Pre-Fall Advising - Students meet with their PEP advisor to review fall course schedules and set goals, as well as discuss financial aid and/or billing questions.
  • PEP Community Events  - The PEP community is an integral part of the student experience.  During the summers you will participate in community meetings, the Annual Summer BBQ, A Legacy Luncheon Event, and team building activities​​

Page last updated: September 18, 2020