Promesa Summer Success is a free, eight-week program for rising juniors and seniors in high school. Students can earn up to seven college credits over the summer. Promesa Summer Success combines academics and college preparation with the cultural experiences of the students, the instructors, and the community. Success requires people to know the cultural resources that exist within and around them. This understanding will create the leaders of our community, today and tomorrow.

The purpose of the Promesa Summer Success Program is to allow eligible students to:

  • Establish credit and proficiency in mathematics and reading at or beyond the developmental level before starting post secondary work
  • Enhance their admissions credentials so that they may qualify for admissions to a postsecondary institution of their choice
  • Enhance their knowledge of core subjects to improve their SAT scores for postsecondary admission and financial aid
  • Complete up to nine college credits during the summer to enhance their prospects for postsecondary completion, degree completion and reduce student debt
  • Build on the students' individual strengths to navigate the higher education system


Locations and Program Schedules*

  Grand Rapids Holland Oceana County
Start Date June 15 June 15 June 15
Location Kendall College (online) Holland Public Museum (online) Oceana County Building in Hart, MI (online)

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



8-11:30 a.m.



5:30-8:30 p.m.



Student Eligibility Requirements

Students who meet the eligibility requirements listed below and are interested in the program can start the application process.

The Promesa Summer Success program is open to students who have just completed their sophomore or junior year of high school and who meet the academic and test score requirements for the program.

    • You must have completed your sophomore or junior year of high school
    • You must be recommended by a high school counselor
    • You must possess a 2.50 cumulative high school GPA
    • Your SAT Reading score must be at or below 430
    • You  SAT Math score must be between 400-490


  • Cultural Institutions in Grand Rapids, MI
  • Destination Education
  • Ferris State University Center for [email protected] Studies
  • Ferris State University Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Grand Rapids Urban League
  • Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
  • Holland Public Schools
  • Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Ferris State University Center for Latino Studies
  • Latin Americans United for Progress