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Here are some comments from students who attended during our past sessions.

"I feel like the experience helped prepare me for college. I have a better understanding of what college will be like. Who I'm going to meet, how to do well in class, and what to expect at a major university. Most importantly, I know what will be expected of me as a student and a peer in terms of academics."
Kyle T.
Marietta, GA
Business and Law - 2013

"Overall, this program was the best experience of my summer. I feel much more prepared for college and have a better idea of what I actually want to have a career in. I now know how to manage my time better also."
Marissa F.
Philadelphia, PA
Marine Science - 2013

"SSP gave me a taste of college life. I got to explore the campus and activities U of Miami has to offer."
Brian A.
Northville, MI
Business and Law - 2013

"My perceptions of college was that it would be very hard if not impossible to balance school work and fun but this program showed me that it is very possible to maintain your grades and have a wonderful time. The program was beneficial to my future because I now understand was is expected in the college setting and I am better prepared for it. The whole summer scholars program was like a dress rehearsal for my actual college career and it made it easier to know what to expect. Now when I do start my freshman year of college I understand the basics of how things work and it removes some of the nerves and reservations I may have about attending school."
Eliseah J.
West Haven, CT
Marine Science - 2013

"Going into SSP, I was really nervous. After the first couple of days, all of my fear had vanished. I do not regret taking these courses in the slightest. I am so proud that I challenged myself. It was truly an amazing experience and I feel very accomplished because of it."
Sara A.
Baton Rouge, LA
Marine Science - 2013

"I learned what it's really like to live in dorms on a college campus. I live in Miami, so I thought that even though I was a residential student, it would feel like I was at home: the opposite was true. Other than one visit, it felt the same way it would've felt had I gone halfway across the country."
Matthew M.
Miami, FL
Broadcast Journalism - 2013

"This program gave me a preview of what life will be like when I am on my own at college. It also opened my eyes to other cultures and areas of the world from the friends I made. I now know what to expect when I go to college."
Nicole K.
New York, NY
Business and Law - 2012

"This program gave me a preview of what life will be like when I am on my own at college. It also opened my eyes to other cultures and areas of the world from the friends I made. I now know what to expect when I go to college."
Kristina M.
Doral, FL
Health and Medicine Neuroscience - 2012