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Wildcat Immersion Summer Residential Program Applications Accepted through June 1st


Wildcat Immersion Program

Dates: June 23– August 3, 2018

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

The Wildcat Immersion Program, formerly Summer Bridge, is an intensive six-week program that aids in the transition from high school to college of students who have been conditionally accepted into the University and ensures that each student experiences a transformation in their academic and personal development and social involvement.

Framed under the University's key performance indicator to increase access and opportunity and promote student success, the program runs from June 23– August 3, 2018. The program serves from 120 to 150 participants and is open for applications until June 1, 2018.

"The program then becomes a living, learning, community throughout the year," said Jabal Moss, student success coach/instructor and coordinator, Wildcat Immersion Program. "The students live together in the same residence halls, participate in community service and take classes together throughout their first full academic year." 

The program currently has a 70.5 percent retention rate, with 85 percent of the students stating that the program prepares them for their first year. Lastly, 41.3 percent of the students maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Facilitators cultivate a climate that encourages students to seek out campus resources that will ensure their academic and personal success. Guidance and support is provided to help each student become acclimated to the B-CU community, all in an effort to help them develop academic strategies for handling the demands of college life.

Activities and support services are intentionally designed to develop Wildcat Immersion students into active scholars and learners who are spiritually grounded, globally-minded, technologically proficient, connected with the greater Bethune-Cookman University community and prepared for leadership opportunities on campus and beyond.


For more information, contact Jabal Moss at 386-481-2370 or

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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