KSU Accelerate Summer Program

The KSU Accelerate summer bridge program aims to serve as an accelerated supplemental instruction model designed to prepare participating students to enter credit-bearing coursework in the first semester of college; thus, improving the transition into gateway coursework impacting retention, progression, and minimizing time to degree.  This program is critical for incoming freshmen as these students spent a significant portion of their high school tenure learning remotely.  The residential bridge program is designed as a two-week pre-orientation and academic immersion experience targeted to academically underprepared students in English, math, and/or reading and first-year admits entering with less than a 2.5 cumulative HS GPA (i.e. students required to enter into a learning contract).

Program learning objectives allows participants:

  • To meet readiness benchmarks in English, math, and/or reading at the conclusion of the program via developmental coursework in a workshop setting.
  • Acclimate to the KSU campus and Frankfort community.
  • Engage with other first-year admits, upperclassmen, staff, faculty, and administrators to maximize connectedness and belonging.
  • Develop the necessary skills for college success via academic planning, study strategies, leadership/student involvement opportunities, and become familiar with other support resources.


2023 Program Dates:
July 30 - August 11

Deadline to Apply: June 30, 2023

Program Courses:


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2023 Program Cost

The total cost of the Starting Line is $100 per student.

The price includes:

  • 2 weeks of campus housing
  • Meal plans
  • Events/Activities
  • Tuition

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to complete FAFSA for the 2023-2024 year. 2023-2025 FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible to determine aid eligibility.  If you have additional financial aid questions or need assistance, contact Monique Shaw by phone (502) 597-5960 or email: monique.shaw@kysu.edu.

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