Ferris State University -- through its Center for College Readiness -- has taken a leadership role in offering pre-college experiences that will truly prepare entering freshmen with the aptitudes and attitudes essential to first year success. We know that sometimes students start college and have not yet acquired the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities that will be needed for academic success. The Operation Excel Summer Bridge Program has been developed to serve such students.
During the pilot phase of the program in the summer of 2012, 35 of the 36 students enrolled successfully completed summer courses and enrolled for their first semester of college with 8 required credits; 28 of the students qualified for a $1,000 scholarship earned by completing all 8 credits at the B level or higher.
Download the Operation Excel brochure for information about student eligibility, course offerings, and the program calendar.