Gateway to Success

The Gateway to Success Program supports admitted students who demonstrate potential for academic achievement from enrollment to graduation (and beyond). As a part of a cohort, you will complete a five-week summer bridge program, make connections with peers and Arcadia community members, and participate in activities and workshops that will help you develop time management skills, set academic goals, and more.

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.


Learn from Gateway staff and current students about the personalized academic support to students who demonstrate the potential to succeed at Arcadia.

March 23 Info Session

Steps To Success

Once you’re admitted into Gateway, you will join a cohort of fellow first-year students, meet with your Gateway adviser each semester to discuss your academic progress and goals, engage in academic workshops hosted by Gateway staff, and connect with campus resources (including career education, tutoring, and student affairs).

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

As a Gateway student, you are expected to set goals, use the resources provided, and work independently to make good academic decisions.

“[Through Gateway], I learned a lot about myself...

...and the things I needed to be organized and successful in college. Developing time management skills has been key, but also learning the importance of taking one day at a time.”

- Sidney Babilonia ’23, Gateway to Success student

Summer Bridge

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

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1-877-272-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)

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Cristina Cintrón-Marsh
Director of Gateway to Success