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Collegiate Success Institute
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the Collegiate Success Institute Summer Bridge program?

A: The CSI program will run from Sunday, July 6, 2014 to Thursday, August 14, 2014. Students will have classes, co-curricular activities, and field trips Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM for the duration of the program. Residential students (those living on campus) will also participate in evening activities. Optional weekend trips will be available for all students.

Q: How do I apply for CSI?

A: An application for CSI will be available in January 2014.

Q: What is the deadline to apply for CSI?

A: While there is no firm deadline for CSI, it is highly recommended that students apply early to ensure a space in the program. Students are encouraged to apply by the June 1 admissions deadline to guarantee their spot in the program. 

Q: When will I be notified if I have been accepted for the CSI program?

A: You will receive an e-mail notification of receipt of your application starting mid-to-end of April. If you are accepted, you will be asked to respond to this e-mail, confirming your course selection(s), residential status, and acceptance of the offer. More information for admitted students will be forthcoming after you accept your admission.

Q: Will I be able to live on campus during CSI?

A: Yes, CSI students may and are encouraged to live on campus during the six weeks of the program. This is not a requirement for participation in the program, but an option for those who would like to take advantage of this convenience. For more information when deciding to live on campus or commute during CSI, see the Importance Info page.

Q: What types of activities or programs are included in CSI?

A: We are excited to offer you a variety of trips and events to get to know other new students and become more familiar with the Baltimore area. Here are a few of the possibilities:

  • Campus tour and scavenger hunt
  • Community service projects
  • Entertainment at Game Room and Flat Tuesdays in Commons
  • Low-ropes team-building course
  • Meals at ethnic restaurants
  • Tours of Baltimore neighborhoods and communities
  • On-campus movie night
  • Orioles game
  • Cultural festivals
  • Student-suggested activities

Q: Whom should I call if I have questions about this program?

A: For More Information, please contact:

Laila Shishineh
Assistant Director
lailams@umbc.edu | (410) 455-3737