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The Seahawk Summer Academy is a summer bridge program designed for recent high school graduates or first time in college students. Interested students must complete the admission processes at Broward College in order to register for classes.

Join us this summer, earn 4 college credits, participate in fun activities and field trips, and form a learning community with peers as you start on your higher education journey at Broward College.

The Seahawk Summer Academy is a summer bridge program designed for recent high school graduates or first time in college studentsThe program schedule consists of two linked courses taken at the same time during the Summer term. The Academy students will be able to form meaningful human connections, and cultivating a sense of social belonging to Broward College. Students will also learn about career, transfer, and professional opportunities as we will be encouraging them to “keep the end in mind” and choose a Pathway Community before they finish the program!


LEARNING COMMUNITY

Students will form a support network and learn about everything Broward College has to offer before classes start in the fall. Getting a head start before everyone else will increase their chances of meeting their educational goals and graduating on time.

 

CONTEXTUALIZED COURSES

Students will explore various career choices and choose assignment topics that are relevant to them and their personal interests. Choosing their career pathway early will increase their chances of graduating sooner or on time, thus, saving them time and money.

 

HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING

This is not a typical program. Students will have the opportunity to participate in fun activities and events during the session including a fun Seahawk Summer Academy's own orientation and graduation.


NOT A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL PROGRAM

In addition to the aforementioned unique features, this academy will be offering different cohort tracks to appeal to the personal interest and unique needs of our students. For example, this summer, one of those special topics tracks is Male Minority Leadership. Students interested in this topic will be empowered through exciting learning opportunities to become future male minority leaders in their community. 


Summer 2019 Seahawk Summer Academy Flyer

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​To be admitted into the Seahawk Summer Academy, students must:

1- Complete all Broward College Admission Requirements

2- Be a Current Broward College Student with a valid BC Student ID

3- Register* for one of the Summer Academy paired classes. Click here to view the course schedule per campus. No additional program application is required.

4- Complete a free FAFSA


* Seahawk Summer Academy scholarship recipients must remain enrolled into the paired classes.


** Attending a Seahawk Summer Academy open-house is optional but highly recommended.


A limited number of scholarships will be available to the students who qualify. These students will receive all 4 credits tuition free! That's a saving of at least $468.00. 

To be eligible for the Seahawk Academy scholarship, students must:


  1. Complete the Broward College admission processes by the first day of classes.

  2. Meet Florida Residency requirements

  3. Submit all required documents and official high school transcripts by the first day of classes

  4. Be registered into a Summer Academy 4-credit cohort

  5. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fsaid.ed.gov

    1. Broward College school code: 001500. 

    2. For more information, visit the College's financial Aid office website.




Welcome Seahawks and Future Seahawks.

Below are some important Summer Academy 2019 dates

​Date
​ Event
​ Note
June 21, 2019
Summer Academy Student Open-House
Central Campus

Location: Building 1008/Room 105 (SIMS Center Building)
Time: 4p.m. - 6 p.m.
​ One-stop-shop additional help and resource session for all enrolled Summer Academy Students
​June 25, 2019
Summer Academy Student Open-House
North Campus

Location: Building 46 Room 152
Time: 4p.m. - 6 p.m.
​ One-stop-shop additional help and resource session for all enrolled Summer Academy Students
​June 25, 2019
​Deadline to submit all required  Documentations for the Sehawk Summer Academy scholarship eligibility

​June 26, 2019
Session 3 - Seahawk Summer Academy ​Classes Starts
​Check your class schedule for your specific first day of class
​June 27, 2019
​Last Day to register for classes
​July 3, 2019
Last Day to drop classes for 100% refund​
​July 12, 2019
​Field Trip Day 1
​Reserve your seat online now or stop by one of the Open-Houses
​July 19, 2019
 Field Trip Day 2
​Reserve your seat online now or stop by one of the Open-Houses
​August 6, 2019
​Last day of classes
​​August 8, 2019
Closing Award Ceremony
​Check your Broward College student email for R.S.V.P. instructions.

Esmeralda Sweeney
Associate Vice President
Student Achievement Initiatives
esweeney@broward.edu
Jason Vinson
Director
Student Achievement Initiatives
jvinson@broward.edu
Farah Pierre
Coordinator
Student Achievement Initiatives
fpierre1@broward.edu


​New to the Seahawk Summer Academy? Follow the steps below to register for your first Summer Academy classes at Broward College:

Step 1: Apply for Admission

1- Complete the Broward College admission application to become a Broward College Student with a valid BC Student ID.

2- Receive a letter or notification from Broward College that you are successfully admitted and are a current Broward College Student

3- Connect with an advisor or a student success coach for the next steps.

4- You may receive a notification to attend a JumpStart session. If you do, a Broward College recruiter/staff will help you through the admissions process during and after your Jumspart session. Your coach or advisor will guide you through all the steps until you are able to register for classes.


To start your Broward College  admission application, click here.



Please note: the mandatory New Student Orientation (NSO) is different from the Seahawk Summer Academy orientation. Please visit our orientation page for more information

Step 2: Complete an online FASFA (School Code 01500)

Students are encouraged to complete a Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 001500To complete your FAFSA, click here.

Visit the college Financial Aid page for more information.

*Students who successfully meet all the eligibility requirements for the Seahawk Summer Academy scholarships will be awarded on an on-going basis until the first day of classes (Summer, Session 3). 


For additional scholarship opportunities, visit www.broward.edu/scholarships.

Step 3: Monitor Admissions Application and FAFSA Completion Status

Wait! Did you receive notification of being a Broward College Student yet?


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You may not be able to register for the Seahawk Summer Academy classes if your admission process is incomplete or if you have a registration hold. Contact your academic advisor or Success Coach as soon as possible.

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Students are responsible to ensure that:

1- All required admissions documents are submitted to Broward College in a timely manner.

2- Florida Residency is processed and applied by the first day of class - if applicable.  (Required for the Seahawk summer academy scholarship)

3- FAFSA application is fully processed and all red flags cleared before the first day of classes

4- Meet with your Broward College academic advisor to ensure there are no holds on your student account that may prevent you from registering for your classes


Step 4: Check for Admission Status and Registration Holds

Students must complete all admission requirements and be sucessfully admitted at Broward College (or be a current Broward College student with a valid BC Student ID Number).

A registration hold may stop you from registering into your classes. Contact your Broward College Academic Advisor or Coach as soon as possible.



Step 5: Register for Classes and Walk-In to a Seahawk Summer Academy Open House

A- REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Congratulations Seahawk! By now, you should have received notification on becoming a Broward College Seahawk with a valid Broward College student ID.


To join the Seahawk Summer Academy, use your BC Student ID and login information to register into one of the cohorts listed on our website. For a list of Seahawk Summer Academy courses, click here.


Please note: these classes are paired or co-requisites. Students must be registered and remain register into their selected 2-class-cohort to meet the eligibility criteria for the summer academy scholarship.


View a Step-By-Step Guide on How to Register for Classes    or (Watch the video)



B - WALK-IN TO ONE OF THE OPEN HOUSE

The Seahawk Summer Academy open-houses are designed specifically for the Academy students. These sessions are different from the New Student Orientations or NSOs and are walk-in only.

At the Summer Academy Open-House, you can:

- Meet with an academic advisor and get help with registering for classes

- Verify scholarship eligibility and/or confirm your four-credit Seahawk summer academy scholarship eligibility and/or award,

- Reserve your spot for the upcoming field trips, and more. 


For more open-house information and dates, click here.

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