Summer Institute FAQs

Q. When should I arrive?

Students should plan to arrive and check in on Sunday, July 12, 2020, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Q. What should I bring?

Bedding (pillow, sheets and blanket or sleeping bag) for an extra-long twin bed, towel, clothes, shoes for outdoor activities, rain jacket, swimsuit (optional), toiletries, laptop (recommended), Bible, pen and paper, and perhaps a little spending money for snacks or merchandise from the College bookstore.

Q. Do I need to buy books for my class?

No, we will provide all of the reading material you will need for your class once you are on campus.

Q. Do I need to do any homework before the Summer Institute begins?

No, simply come curious and ready to engage!

Q. Are parents allowed to come?

Parents are welcome to drop off students during the check-in time and pick up students during the check-out time. The remainder of the program is limited to students, in order to facilitate focused attention on coursework and as close to a Bryan College student experience as possible. We will offer a campus tour, as well as meetings with admissions counselors, on Friday afternoon for any family members who would like to sign up.

Q. Can I bring a car?

You may drive here but may not use your car while the Summer Institute is in session. You will be able to park your car in a campus parking lot.

Q. What are the housing arrangements like?

Students will live in a Bryan College residence hall just like current Bryan students do. While the buildings are co-ed, each hall is limited to either men or women. A current Bryan College student will serve as a resident assistant on each hall throughout the Summer Institute, interacting with and assisting students. When you check in, you will be given an access card that will allow you to enter your residence hall during the week, as access is limited to residents and staff.

Q. Will I have WiFi access?

Yes, WiFi will be available for all Summer Institute participants.

Q. Will I interact with Bryan College students?

Current Bryan students will serve as your teaching assistants in the afternoons and as your resident assistants in the residence halls and during evening activities. You will have opportunities to talk with them about their experiences as students at Bryan.

Q. When does the program end?

The program concludes at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020, and students should check out of the residence hall between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. A late-check-out penalty will apply for anyone who checks out after 5:00 p.m.

Q. Can I meet with an admissions representative while I'm there?

Yes, admissions counselors will be available from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, and we encourage interested students to meet with them at that time. Parents are also welcome to participate in these meetings.

Q. Can my family take a campus tour?

Yes, students and their families are invited to take a campus tour between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, at the conclusion of the program.

Q. Can I attend the Summer Institute more than once?

Yes, you are welcome to apply for admission in consecutive summers. The Summer Institute is intended for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. While we can't provide a guarantee, as admission is competitive, it is possible to attend for three summers and earn three college credits. We expect to offer new courses in future summers.