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    Programs that provide assistance and support for individuals entering college with the objective of improving retention and ensuring that they have an equal footing with other students. The programs are offered by community colleges, four year colleges and universities and other educational institutions; are often available during the summer; may target minority students, international students, non-English speaking students, first generation students, gifted students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, students with disabilities and other non-traditional groups; and may offer academic support (such as writing, mathematics and reading), provide information about study skills (such as time management, individual learning style, study strategies, and expectations for college work), include discussions of campus life and/or offer career counseling. Some programs focus on preparation within specific major fields of study (e.g., science or math), have a parent involvement component, provide opportunities for community service or introduce new students to potential mentors. Many institutions offer more than one bridge program, accommodating the unique needs of their student population.

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    Clarifi - Education Financing Services (EFS)Education Financing Services (EFS) helps local students and families make appropriate and affordable choices for higher education. Our goals are to help students obtain the optimal higher education degree for their skills, interests and career choices, and help the student and family avoid financial pitfalls related to student debt. In particular, the EFS program combines online tools and personalized support from our EFS Advisors to help the student and family choose the school and funding plan that are right for them. We provide assistance understanding career goals and interests, determining skills and academic strengths, and navigating the complex marketplace of financial aid offers and decisions.PhiladelphiaClarifi - Philadelphia; Center CityClarifi
    Congreso de Latinos Unidos - Harcum PrepThe Summer Bridge Program is program that focuses on preparing students for matriculation into Harcum College. It is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for developmental education. Students with weak academic skills in math or English are offered the opportunity to participate in an intensive, accelerated program during the summer before they begin college. Students are assessed for the need for developmental courses through the ACCUPLACER test. Harcum College administers ACCUPLACER English and math placement tests to assess students' skills in these areas. English placement testing includes a reading comprehension test which evaluates comprehension skills, and a sentence skills test which evaluates writing skills. PhiladelphiaEducation and Training CenterCongreso de Latinos Unidos
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Upward BoundPrepares low-income, first generation college-bound students for a four year degree by providing school counseling, tutoring, scholarship application assistance, college tours, workshops and other events. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. Working collaboratively with Edinboro University of PA and several school districts in Erie County, the program offers services at the students’ home schools and on the campus of Edinboro University of PA during the academic year and during a six-week summer session.ErieGreater Erie Community Action Committee - Central OfficeGreater Erie Community Action Committee
    Philadelphia Education Fund - Scholars ProgramScholarships available to graduates of public and charter high schools across Philadelphia. Scholars are also provided with mentorship opportunities, workshops with a college success and career prep focus, and ongoing support. PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Education Fund - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Education Fund

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