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Mount 101: Summer Bridge Program

The Mount Summer Bridge Program is an optional two-week college acclimation program for first year students, including 6 credits of academic courses, community building activities, and field trips. This program helps you get a jump start to a great college experience.

Mount 101: Transition from High School Student to Mount Scholar

When you sign up for Mount 101, prepare yourself for a two-week, all inclusive academic program packed with two three-credit classes, outdoor activities, museum trips, urban scavenger hunts, peer mentoring, and the chance to make life-long friends. If that isn’t enough, you can move into your residence hall early, get priority academic advising, and be first in line for certain on-campus jobs. As an early enrollment summer bridge program, Mount 101 helps put you on the path to academic and personal success as you make the transition from high school student to Mount student.

Mount 101's Academic Component

Mount 101’s academic component, one course on the liberal arts and one quantitative course on problem-solving, prepares you to get the most out of the Mount’s curriculum. In this low-stress environment, you will be exposed to a variety of academic disciplines from professors all around campus who will give you tips on research techniques, facing adversity, and test taking. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how to make the most of your academic resources, including learning about academic requirements and meeting key faculty, staff and administrators who can make a big impact in your college career. You’ll also learn practical college skills – such as time management and budgeting – all through small group interaction with professors.

Accommodations and Activities

For the two weeks before August Orientation, you’ll stay in campus housing with your classmates, staff and upper-class students who serve as peer counselors and guides. Your days will be filled with class, info sessions and excursions, while your evenings are free to explore campus, hit the gym, or take short trips around the area. Most importantly, you’ll be two classes closer to graduation and six credits ahead of your classmates.

The course, books, housing and most meals are covered in the Mount 101 program fee. Financial aid is available.


July 29 – August 15, 2024

Course Fees and Lodging

$1300 - Cost includes course instruction and fees, books and/or class materials, activities, lodging, and most meals.

Lodging is on campus in the residence hall room you've been placed in for the fall semester. All on-campus meals are included and served in Patriot Dining Hall.

Financial aid is available for those who complete the 2023-24 FAFSA by June 30. Please note that this additional application is different from the 24-25 FAFSA you may have filled out for the fall semester.


  1. Log in to MyMount.
  2. Register for Mount 101.


For more details or feel free to email, or call 301-447-5828.

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