Summer Advantage

Welcome to SUMMER ADVANTAGE 2023

What is Summer Advantage?

​Summer Advantage is an award-winning program that assists students with remaining on track toward graduation and preparing for a future career by building a support network of peers and professional staff. The experience includes academic support as well as professional and personal development.

Program Benefits Include

  • Tuition assistance for up to 3 credits toward your summer course. 
  • Students with a demonstrated need can request assistance with books, course supplies, and housing.
  • Workshops to support academic, professional, and personal goals.
  • Peer support for academic, financial, and sense of belonging connections.

Program Requirements Include

  • Complete the Summer Advantage application no later than Friday, March 24th.
  • Complete the 2023/24 FAFSA and submit your Summer Financial Aid information on Flashline.
  • The program will provide course assistance for up to 3-credit hours.  The course selection must be verified by the student’s advisor and meet graduation requirements.
  • Select and attend (4) program workshops during the program.
  • Attend Summer Advantage orientation prior to the start of the summer course.


Photo of Daysi Sandoval-Alvarado

"I really enjoyed the Summer Advantage program because it helped me pay for a three-credit course to catch up with my credits so that when I came back in the fall I was on track. When I did Summer Advantage everything was online, but if I had an opportunity to do it in person, I would!"

- Daysi Sandoval-Alvarado
Sophomore, CommUNITY Lab Student

What are the dates of the program?

The program will take place during all summer sessions. Students will participate in a program orientation the week prior to their summer session course. Students will attend (4) workshops during the time of their summer course as part of the program.

  • Orientation: Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Intersession: May 18 – June 7
  • Summer I: June 8 – July 12
  • Summer II: June 8 – August 2
  • Summer III: July 13 – August 16
Who can apply?

Students who need assistance remaining on track towards graduation have been identified and contacted via email about the program. If you have questions about whether you qualify, contact the ADO team by phone at 330-672-1837, or email

Is there a cost to participate in Summer Advantage?

No! Students will receive tuition assistance for up to 3 credit hours and additional financial assistance will be available for students with a demonstrated need for assistance with books, course supplies, technology, and housing.

How will students know what course to take in the summer?

The student’s academic advisor will review the student’s degree completion plan and identify the summer course(s) that meet the student’s graduation requirements.

Can I participate online?

Yes, students can participate in Summer Advantage as an online student. Program workshops are 100% online.

What is the time commitment?

Students must attend their summer course and complete (4) professional and personal development workshops during their summer course session.

What is the application process?

Completed applications will be reviewed by ADO staff and required summer courses will be verified by the student’s academic advisor.

Contact Student Success Programs by phone at 330-672-9292, or email if you have questions about the program.