F.A.Q.

Pre College
Q: How do I apply for the Pre-College/Summer Bridge Program?
A: Apply Here
Q: What is the difference between the Pre-College and Summer Bridge?
A: Summer Bridge is a division of the Pre-College Program. Students who attend Summer Bridge do so because they are trying to earn acceptance into the University. Only students who have conditional acceptance are considered Summer Bridge. Their description and requirements are as follows:

Summer Bridge - (by invitation only) students who are admitted to Hampton University pending successful completion of the program are required to take two (2) courses, specifically Math and English unless otherwise instructed, and earn a cumulative average of 2.5 or higher by the end of the program. Depending on the student's placement, he/she may be instructed to take three (3) courses. Summer Bridge students must submit a Pre-College Enrollment Form and Deposit only.
Q: Who can attend the Pre-College Program?
A: Any student who has completed their junior or senior year of high school by June of the current year may attend the Pre-College Program (pending meeting requirements). In addition to the Summer Bridge participants, there are three other types of students. There is the Rising Senior, Summer Only, and the Pre-College student. Their description and requirements are as follows:

Rising Seniors - (entering senior year of high school) students may enroll in a maximum of two (2) courses: History, Oral Communication or Social Science only. Must submit: Enrollment Form, Summer Session Application, ACT, SAT or PSAT scores, high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation. These students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA/4.0 scale.

Summer Only - (entering college freshman) students who have not applied to Hampton University and plan to attend another college in the Fall. This student may enroll in two (2) courses: History, Oral Communication or a Social Science only. Must submit: Enrollment Form, Summer Session Application, ACT or SAT test score(s), and high school transcript and proof of admission from their perspective University.

Pre-College* - (entering college freshman) students who are admitted and plan to enroll in Hampton University for the Fall Semester. This student may enroll in three (3) courses. Must submit: Enrollment Form and Deposit Only.
Q: Do all students need to submit medical documentation?
A: YES! All students must have a current physical examination and immunization record on file with Student Health Services by May 1, 2014. Please be advised that the meningitis vaccination is a mandatory health requirement for admission to this university. In addition, a parental signature is required on the form if the student is under eighteen (18) years of age. Your compliance with all health requirements must be met in accordance with state law. Documentation should be mailed to: Student Health Center, Hampton University – 55 East Tyler Street, Hampton, VA 23668. (757)727-5315.
Q: How are students placed in their courses?
A: Students will be placed in the appropriate courses based upon their grade point average (GPA), SAT and/or ACT test scores, and high school transcript. Students required to take additional tests for placement will receive notification from the department of Testing Services the day of Registration. Summer Bridge students will not be placed in more than two classes unless placement results indicate deficiencies in Math, Reading, or English. Deficiencies in all three areas will require the student to enroll in EDU 295. These students are accepted to Hampton University only on the condition that they complete the course work with a GPA of 2.5 or better, and S (Satisfactory) in developmental courses with S/U (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) designations.

Pre-College students may take a minimum of two courses or a maximum of three courses.
Pre College
Q: What is the difference between degree credited courses and non-degree credited courses?
A: If a student is placed in freshman entry-level courses, he or she may receive 6 to 9 hours of college credit. If a student’s evaluation indicates a need for development in skills like English, Reading or Math, he/she will be placed in 100 level preparatory courses. Courses at the 100 level are non-degree credit courses. These courses will prepare the student for college level course work, but they will not be counted toward the amount of credits the student needs to graduate.
Q: How often do classes meet and how long do they last?
A: Classes meet every day, no matter how many courses the student is taking. Each class period is scheduled to be one hour and forty-five minutes in length.
Q: Will the credits earned during the summer go towards a transcript?
A: Yes! It is very important that the student knows and understands that these grades will become a part of a permanent file. They will have established an official Hampton University transcript by the end of the summer.
Q: What should a student bring to the Pre-College Program?
A:Students should feel free to bring any of the following items listed below. Please make sure to take note of the items that are not allowed on University property:

Clothes: Casual wear, church attire, and a tasteful bathing suit. Business attire is mandatory for class presentations and the closing banquet ceremony.

Academic and Personal Items: Notebooks, Pens, Pencils, Daily Planner, Computer or Typewriter (optional), Personal Prescriptions, Laundry Needs, Good Supply of Toiletries, Iron, Towels, Linen (for Twin Bed) and Pillow, Shower Shoes, Broom and Dustpan, Waste Basket, Rain wear, Board Games, Puzzles, Cards, Small Television, Stereo and/or Radio Etc.

Due to safety concerns Hampton University prohibits the possession of firearms, knives and other weapons, incendiary devices (candles, incense, etc.), alcohol and other illegal drugs, laser pointers, microwaves, refrigerators, portable air conditioners, toaster ovens, hot plates, personal grills, and pets. Students found with any of these items are subject to disciplinary action by the University.

Q: How much does the Pre-College Program cost and when is the money due?
A: The cost for the 2014 program is $2,200. This cost includes tuition as well as room and board. There is a $500 deposit which is due Wednesday, May 1, 2014. The remaining $1,700 will be due on May 31, 2014.

**Cost is subject to change!

Q: In addition to the student's tuition/room and board, will there be any additional fees?
A:Yes! In addition to any personal money the student may need, please be informed of the three additional costs. The following fees are approximated:

*Textbooks - $300.00
Paramount King's Dominion - $40.00 (optional)
Pre-College Program T-shirt - $10.00 (optional)

Pre College

Rules to Live by

  1. Check Out
    • We do not permit students to sign out for overnight visits. Participants are encouraged to refrain from off-campus visits during the period of the program. Should you desire to sign out for any one weekend, a complete sign-out authorization form is required.
    • The purpose of curfew is to orient and acclimate new students to the local environment. During this period, the social regulations are strictly enforced and are designed to enhance effective study habits.
    • Sunday-Thursday 11:00 p.m.
      Friday-Saturday 1:00 a.m.
  2. Cars
    • Pre-College and Summer Bridge students are NOT permitted to have cars on campus.
  3. Visitation
    • Students may only receive visitors of the opposite sex in the residence hall lounge at times specified by the Residence Hall Director. Visitation of the opposite sex in dorm rooms is prohibited during the summer.

*Subject to Change

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6191
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia 23668

Phone:
757.727.5511

Fax:
757-637-2311

Email:
PrecollegePrograms@hamptonu.edu

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