Gateway to Success

Maximize your college experience as you embark upon your college Journey. Designed to guide selected students to achieve their identified collegiate goals, students receive holistic and personalized academic support during from matriculation to graduation. Realize your full potential as a student in the Gateway to Success Program!

The Gateway to Success Program provides access and academic support to all students in the program.

About the Program

Quickly find answers to the questions frequently asked about Gateway to Success, Summer Bridge, courses, expenses, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students applying to Arcadia University as first-year students may be invited to apply to the Gateway to Success program.

Admissions

The Steps To Success

Gateway to Success is designed to support students from transition into college, through enrollment and matriculation, to graduation and beyond. Once accepted into the Gateway to Success program, you will always have access to the support and services Gateway provides. In return, you will are expected to set goals and continue developing personally, academically, and professionally. Advisers assign students different objectives each academic year, ensuring you stay focused on your studies while also preparing for life after Arcadia.

Objectives First Year and Beyond

  • Pre-First Year: Summer Bridge
  • First Year: Transition, Major/Career
  • Second Year: Major/Career, Study Abroad
  • Third Year: Internships, Leadership
  • Fourth Year: Post-graduation Plans
  • Alumni: Mentoring, Networking

In Their Words

Attending the summer program enabled me to take classes, to begin managing my time correctly, and to experience campus living before my first year. The best part has been the opportunity to form long-lasting relationships with the faculty and staff and to get to know them on a personal level. Gateway has provided me the ability to grow as an individual and as a student as I develop my future career goals.

- Chelsea Colon ’16, Biology

Summer Bridge

 Our summer bridge program is structured to provide selected Gateway students with a “early start” to the rigors of the college experience. 

Tell Me More

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Romer Acosta
Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor
acostar@arcadia.edu
1-877-272-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)

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Angela McNeil
Acting Director, Act 101
mcneila@arcadia.edu
215-517-2657

Cristina Cintrón-Marsh
Academic Adviser/Gateway Program Coordinator 
cintronmarshc@arcadia.edu
215-572-4045