UDC’s Reaching Excellence in Academics and Leadership (REAL) Deal UDConnections

UDC’s Reaching Excellence in Academics and Leadership (REAL) Deal UDConnections

UDC’s Reaching Excellence in Academics and Leadership (REAL) Deal UDConnections

Dear Firebird,

On behalf of the Office of the Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Lawrence Potter, I’d like to thank you for your interest in the University of the District of Columbia’s REAL DEAL Summer Bridge program, UDConnections.

You are among a select group of students recently admitted to the University that have been invited to participate in the University of the District of Columbia’s Reaching Excellence in Academics and Leadership (REAL) Deal Summer Bridge program, also known as UDConnections. The program will launch with a virtual orientation on Wednesday, June 24. The courses will run from Monday, June 29 through Thursday, August 6, and the program will culminate with a virtual celebration on Friday, August 7. As part of the program, you will attend classes four days a week (Foundation Writing, held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 – 5:20pm, and Psychology of Racism, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-5:20pm), meet weekly with a faculty advisor, and receive support from peer mentors. If you successfully navigate the courses (grades of C or better), you will have completed the summer program with six (6) college-level credits – a great head start on your first year!

This is an amazing opportunity, but space is limited, so please act fast. We will be admitting only 24 students, all on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to respond is noon, Monday, June 22. We hope you will be able to participate.

You have already made a smart choice in selecting UDC. A recent 2020 UDC graduate, Natashia Benjamin, took advantage of many similar opportunities during her education. These helped her develop good study habits, earn good grades, graduate on time, and reach her goal of going to graduate school. And this fall, she will be entering a Ph.D. Program at The Pennsylvania State University. So, as the next step in your own journey toward reaching for your dreams, consider joining us this summer at UDC, as part of REAL DEAL Summer Bridge Program, UDConnections.