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Nease Institute

Start Early. Start Strong.

AUGUST 12-19, 2023
Apply by June 30, 2023

Why attend Nease Institute?

  • You’ll have space before the official start of school to prepare for the transition to college and develop important skills for college success
  • You’ll get an introduction to the college experience and strengthen your academic skills through completing a college-level one-credit course.
  • You’ll meet faculty and staff who want to invest in you, learn the student-centered services of MVNU, build a supportive group of friends and mentors, and have some fun in the process.
  • You’ll continue to have support and community throughout the entire university journey.


Nease Institude begins with a one-week residential program on the campus of MVNU and extends through the first year as you continue to work with academic peer mentors from the Center for Student Success. Our curriculum is designed to improve public speaking, writing, and critical thinking, along with introducing a variety of college success strategies (note-taking, time management, test-taking, resilience, etc.).

What qualifications should I have to attend Nease this coming summer?

The criteria include any of the following:

  • You have a high school GPA below a 2.95,
  • You got an ACT composite score of 21 or less,
  • Or you’re a first-generation college student 

High school coursework will also be reviewed. 

We strongly believe that test scores and other demographic factors don't define your potential for success!

So, why Nease?

Studies show that if you’re:

  • Motivated, engaged, and resilient, 
  • Have strong connections to your university, faculty, staff, and fellow students, 
  • And are open to seeking out academic support,

You’ll successfully graduate! That’s what we want for every student who begins their course of study at MVNU. The Nease Institute was designed to facilitate these opportunities for you.

If you meet any of the above criteria, we encourage you to apply to the Nease Institute.

The Nease Institute is a summer bridge program designed to provide you with an advantage to the start of your college career. Application opens April 1. Start off your college journey strong.

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