A new five-week summer program designed to introduce college life to approximately 30 incoming first-year students will begin in July 2013, as a three-year pilot initiative by the Yale College Dean's Office. The program, open by invitation, allows students to enroll in an intensive writing course and earn one course credit that they may count toward the 36 they need in order to earn their bachelor's degrees. Yale Summer Session, which administers the program, helps students shorten the time to engage with college life by housing them in the residential colleges and introducing them to Yale's many resources, among them faculty office hours, tutoring and mentoring, and workshops on listening, note-taking, and academic citation. Students will work closely with a residential college dean, Yale student counselors, and other mentors to discover how to get the most out of their first semesters at Yale. The program covers the cost of tuition, room, board, and round-trip transportation.
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