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College Transition Program (CTP)

summer program — learning to learn

Attending college is more than going to classes, writing papers, or taking exams. College is also filled with questions about financial aid, academic standing, and social activities. The College Transition Program is an introduction to that experience.

CTP is a two-week program that will provide you with the opportunity to develop new friendships and consider new ways of thinking, and expose you to many new people and cultures. In short, it will help you to become a contributing member to the Boston College community and to the larger society.

At the start of the program, you will attend a three-day university orientation program that is required of all entering students. You will then return to the CTP program for the remainder of the three weeks.

Specifically, LTL will assist you in the following ways:

  • LTL will provide you with an in-depth introduction to Boston College and its resources.
  • You will develop critical thinking skills and strategies for academic success through a series of workshops and training, based on the nationally acclaimed Learning to Learn program.
  • LTL will help you create opportunities for developing relationships with other incoming freshmen.
  • You will meet individually with a staff member to look at your financial aid package.
  • You will receive personal assistance in selecting appropriate classes and majors.
  • You will meet individually with faculty advisors, deans, and administrators.
  • You will participate in social activities outside the classroom and an introduction to the Boston area.
  • LTL will provide you with continued and consistent guidance and resources throughout your undergraduate career.