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Academic Development Program

Summer Session

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Academic Development Program

231 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-3274
Fax: 610-436-2600

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ADP Summer Session Courses & Tutoring


During the Summer Session, students take two courses for a total of six credits.

Students will be enrolled in two of the following courses:

  • a college-level or developmental course for Reading & Study Skills (EDR 100 or EDR Q20).
  • a college-level course(s) for English (ENG 150 and/or WRT 120). 
  • a developmental course for Math (MAT Q20 or MAT Q30).

    • The courses students take during the summer session are determined by the results of the placement tests taken in May.
    • Grades for developmental courses are counted in the student’s grade point average, but do not count toward the 120 credits needed for graduation.


Tutoring is integrated into and required for all of the ADP courses taken in the summer and during the academic year. Tutors attend classes, meet weekly with the faculty, and work with students one-on-one or in small groups throughout the week. Tutoring sessions emphasize course content but also focus on study and time management skills to help students become independent learners.

Summer Tutoring Schedule:

  • Reading & Study Skills tutoring (EDR 100 or EDR Q20) = one session per week.
  • English tutoring (ENG 150 and/or WRT 120) = one session per week.
  • Math tutoring (MAT Q20 or MAT Q30) = two sessions per week.

The Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) administers tutoring for the ADP. In addition to tutoring for ADP sections of courses, tutoring is available for students for many other General Education courses during the first year and beyond!

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Summer Session Mentoring

During the Summer Session, each student is assigned to a Peer Group of about 14 students lead by a Peer Assistant.

Peer Assistants are paraprofessional undergraduate student staff members of the Academic Development Program (ADP) and the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services.

Peer Assistants

  • Serve as mentors and role models;
  • Live with students in the residence hall;
  • Facilitate events and activities;
  • Help students acclimate to campus life.

Peer Groups

  • Live in close proximity to their each other and their Peer Assistant in the residence hall;
  • Meet weekly as a group to discuss academic, social, and personal progress;
  • Meet individually with their Peer Assistant to discuss academic, social, and personal progress;
  • Participate in events and activities as a group or within the larger ADP class.
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Campus Life

In addition to classes and tutoring, students participate in seminars, events, and activities designed to build community and to assist students acclimate to campus life.

Some of the events planned for the 2017 Summer Session are:

  • Community Banquet
  • Multicultural Awareness Seminars
  • Theater Performance
  • Career Development Seminars
  • Academic Advising Seminars
  • Trip to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

In addition, the Peer Assistants plan and facilitate educational, social, and recreational events and activites for students in and around campus. Some of the popular events and activites from previous Summer Sessions included:

  • Pool Parties
  • Talent Shows
  • Basketball & Volleyball Tournaments
  • Self-Defense Workshops
  • Time Mangements & Study Skills Workshops
  • Aerobics and Yoga Sessions
  • Nature Walks
  • Town Tours