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June 2, 2017

Summer and snow mix to tell Augustine’s Finlandia story

Today summer arrived in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, but that didn’t stop Finlandia Fridays from talking about snow! This week’s guest is Augustine Brutus, an alum and admissions officer here at Finlandia University, and we talked this episode about her first experience with snow, what it was like coming to Finlandia from Haiti and of course about the Summer Bridge Program.

Summer Bridge Program is a unique opportunity

Students looking to get a head start and save money have a great opportunity to [...]

Summer in the Keweenaw
May 23, 2017

Three reasons every incoming FinnU student should enroll in Summer Bridge Program

It’s graduation season for high school seniors, and with that comes the tough task of making many decisions related to college. We’re here to help you make one that you won’t regret. Join us at Finlandia University this summer for the Summer Bridge Program.

Why enroll in the Summer Bridge Program? Glad you asked. Here are three great reasons. 

Get ahead

Most freshmen will be starting this August with zero college credits, no experience taking courses in a collegiate atmosphere, and without [...]

March 9, 2017

Finlandia announces second year of Summer Bridge Program

The Summer Bridge Program at Finlandia University will kick off on June 26 for its second year – allowing students to get ahead and better prepare themselves for college.

“Our Summer Bridge Program offers a unique opportunity for our incoming students to ease into the demands of college coursework with highly coordinated support and opportunities to explore the local area during our beautiful summer,” Director of Academic Success and Student Life Erin Barnett said.

Learn more about Summer Bridge [...]

June 27, 2016

The Most Affordable Finlandia University

Guide for the FinnU Class of 2020

Finlandia University is committed to making a high quality, liberal arts-based, private education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as affordable as possible. We know the costs associated with higher education are a turn off for many students, but we also know the investment in education is a worthwhile one. It is with that in mind that we present The Most Affordable Finlandia University: An Affordability Guide for the FinnU Class of 2020.

This year’s guide includes [...]

June 23, 2016

Academic Calendar Update: Summer Bridge Program 2016

The Academic Calendar at Finlandia University has received a minor update. It is now available on the Academic Calendar page, or by downloading the PDF through the link below.

Download Summer 2016 Academic Calendar (Update 6/13/16)

The calendar has been updated to include details on the new Summer Bridge Program at Finlandia, which begins Monday, June 27. Vital details for the program’s academic calendar are listed below.

Summer Bridge Program Academic Calendar Dates June 27, Monday – Classes begin June 28, [...]

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May 5, 2016

Climbing the six major barriers to academic success

Summer Bridge Program to aid student growth and success

Meant to “bridge” the gap between high school and college, pre-college summer programs, or bridge programs, (like Finlandia’s recently announced Summer Bridge Program) have been shown to increase the academic, personal, and social development of underprepared, minority and low-income students and prepare them for their first year of college.

The research consistently shows that some of the major barriers to college success include:

Lack of self-confidence Inappropriate expectations or knowledge about college environment Lack of connection [...]

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April 28, 2016

Summer Bridge Program designed to improve academic success

Last week Finlandia University introduced the Summer Bridge Program. This type of program is trending in higher education right now, and it’s clear why: Bridge programs can help ease students’ transition to university life and improve their academic performance and success rates.

According to Susan P. Ackerman, results from a study at the University of California Los Angeles “clearly suggest that these programs can help facilitate their transition and adjustment to university or college life, as well as improve their [...]

April 19, 2016

Summer Bridge Program

Finlandia launches Summer Bridge Program New offering aims to help prepare students for college

This June Finlandia University is launching the inaugural Summer Bridge Program, a seven-credit highly discounted and structured program designed to help students bridge the gap from high school to college.

“Research tells us that summer programs, like our new Summer Bridge Program, set students up for academic success by easing them in to college,” Director of Student Life and Summer Bridge Program Director Erin Barnett said. “Our [...]

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