Summer Preparatory Academy

Summer Preparatory Academy


The Summer Preparatory Academy (SPA) gives Bloomsburg University an opportunity to work with high school seniors who have academic potential, but based on one of more of the factors below, need an intensive summer experience to help them achieve academic success..

  • GPA
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Class Rank
  • Rigor of academic subjects

Summer Prep Academy Move-in

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Time Building and Floors Room #s
8am – 10am Elwell Hall WEST, Floor 4 Rooms ending in 39 – 73
Elwell Hall EAST Floor 2 Rooms ending in 07 – 35
10am – 12noon Elwell Hall WEST Floor 3 Rooms ending in 39 – 73
Elwell WEST, Floor 1 Rooms ending in 53 – 83
12noon – 2pm Elwell Hall EAST, Floor 3 Rooms ending in 06 – 38
Elwell Hall WEST Floor 2 Rooms ending in 39 – 73
2pm – 4pm Elwell Hall WEST, Floor G Rooms ending in 25 – 59
4pm – 6pm Elwell Hall EAST Floor 4 Rooms ending in 06 – 38

You will receive a letter from the University during May will all of your move-in details.

Summer Orientation

Each summer, Bloomsburg University invites a group of select individuals to campus for an intensive six-week experience that will serve as a foundation for life-long achievement. Throughout the Summer Preparatory Academy, you will gain confidence in mastering college-level work and will ultimately acquire the tools you will need to graduate.

Families and Supporters Orientation:

Saturday, June 30, 2018

There will be an orientation for families and supporters after their students move- in. This orientation is for families and supporters-only. Information about the family and supporter orientation will be provided on Saturday at check-in.

SPA Student Orientation:

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Summer Preparatory Academy Orientation for Students is a one-day experience that all summer prep students are required to attend. Students will receive information from on campus resources, receive an overview on their 6-week program, learn tips and tricks on BU life, and meet fellow Huskies.

Students will meet in the Carver Hall Auditorium between 8:45AM – 9:00AM on Sunday, July 1, 2018 for orientation.

Summer Preparatory Academy students DO NOT REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION ONLINE.

Is the Summer Prep Academy Required?

Yes. Students who are offered admission into the Summer Prep Academy must attend to continue to the fall semester. If you decline this offer, we encourage you to attend your local community college for 12-24 credits, and you can reactivate your application as a new transfer student. You must submit a final, official high school and college transcript.

  • How many credits will I take in the summer? — You will enroll in 6-7 credits. In addition to attending class, you will attend seminars on personal financial management, experiential career exploration and guidance on leadership and decision-making.
  • What is the Summer Prep Academy offered? — Typically, the 6-week session will begin around the end of June or early July.
  • Can I return to BU for the fall semester following the summer? — A minimum 2.0 GPA is required to continue directly into the fall semester. If you earn below a 2.0, you will be asked to return home for the fall. We encourage those students to attend their local community college to complete 12-24 credits before returning to BU. You can then apply as a readmit student to potentially return to BU.
  • Are there costs associated with the Summer Prep Academy? #8212; Yes. Regular tuition and fees apply. Many Summer Prep Academy students may qualify for federal, state, institutional or grant-funded assistance. Final costs will be determined after students submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

*Estimated costs for 2018

  Costs In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $2,716.00 $5,584.00
Room and Board $1,647.00 $1,647.00
Total $4,363.00 $7,231.00

Can I enter into a major as a Summer Prep Academy student?

Students must initially enroll as undeclared, and throughout the summer, students can work with staff to find a major that best fits their goals and strengths. After completion of the summer courses, there are select majors that require a certain GPA or internal application process before a student may be admitted into a particular curriculum.

  • All majors in the College of Science and Technology require proficiency in college-level math or an internal application before starting in the program.
  • Nursing will not be available for Summer Prep Students in the fall following the summer.
  • Pre-teacher education majors require a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the summer to be considered for entry into any education program.
  • Sociology requires a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • American Sign Language requires an internal application process.
  • Criminal Justice requires an internal application process.

Welcome Weekend 2018

Welcome Weekend (Thursday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Aug. 26) is for all new first-year students for the fall. We hope you will take advantage of attending some of the many social events we will be hosting throughout the weekend! Orientation offers a perfect opportunity for you to meet faculty and fellow transfer students, get a closer look at our scenic campus and learn about the activities and support services available to students.