Hello 2020 ASP Summer Bridge Program students and families! During this time of navigating an unprecedented moment in our country and at Shippensburg University, we wanted to reach out and let you know that we are thinking about you and are sure you have many questions about the coming months. First, we are thrilled to take our Summer Bridge Program into a virtual format in July and provide you with a robust and engaging experience.

The dates of the program have not changed. We will still be with you Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 31. We will provide any needed technology, learning materials, and text book for the duration of the program. You can expect to be on or around a computer during regular hours of 9am-4pm Monday through Friday for programming and dedicate time in the evening for assignments every day. We are planning a dynamic combination of live interactions as well as modules that you can complete on your own time with our campus partners in Exploratory Studies and Student Affairs. A complete schedule will be posted soon on our website. www.ship.edu/asp.

In addition to taking our AEES101: Foundations for Academic Success 3-credit course, interacting with offices across our campus, and focusing on reading and writing skills, there will be a variety of programs for you to help you get acquainted with your new Ship family, navigate campus, and make a successful transition to your first year of college.

Please expect further communication from us via email and short videos we are putting together for you. This information will help you get ready to work in a digital environment, complete all of your necessary steps in the admission process, navigate financial aid, and more.

In the meantime, reach out! You can call us at 717-477-1134 or email us at asp@ship.edu with any questions or concerns you may have.

Stay connected to your email as we send more information soon. We are so excited to meet you all and are looking forward to an awesome summer program with you.

Academic Success Program (ASP)

The Academic Success Program is a great way to begin your education at Shippensburg University in a supportive environment aimed at academic excellence.

Summer Bridge Program 2020 begins Monday, July 6 and runs through Friday, July 31.

Mission Statement

To provide access and support to under-prepared students who have the potential to succeed in higher education. ASP strives to develop and maintain a comprehensive academic co-curricular support system for the purpose of enhancing student persistence toward graduation.


It is the philosophy of the program that students who are admitted into the program have the motivation, desire and the potential to successfully complete the requirements to graduate. As a result, the program's efforts continue to be geared towards skill development and enhancement, awareness of and linkage to campus and community resources that will assist students in reaching their goals of obtaining post-secondary degrees and gainful employment.

Program Goals

  • Provide access to higher education for students who would not be admitted to the university using regular admission criteria (grades and aptitude test scores).
  • Coordinate a summer experience program designed to determine college readiness of students who do not meet regular admission criteria.
  • Provide an ongoing, holistic support system that will enable ASP students to overcome academic, social, cultural, and financial barriers to be successful in college and beyond. 
  • Support the persistence and graduation rates of ASP students.
  • Integrate the Academic Success Program into the culture of the University.