Summer Transition Program

All entering CAP students participate in a week long residential program the summer prior to their first semester at Iona, the goal of which is to help facilitate a successful transition from high school to college. Students report that the Summer Transition Program helps to ease the transition from high school to college by increasing their self-confidence and knowledge about Iona.

“The CAP summer week is very helpful and helps students become less nervous for when classes actually start. You're better prepared for when school begins and you feel more comfortable.”

During this week, you will live on campus under the supervision of CAP Student Mentors, and participate in workshops during the day and social activities during the evening!

Our workshops will include skills-based instruction, and other experiential learning, you will practice self-management skills and learn how to advocate for yourself. Additionally, this program will help you to identify your academic strengths and weaknesses, and to develop realistic expectations for the demands that will be required at the college level.

Skills covered include:

  • stress management techniques
  • note-taking skills
  • test preparation skills
  • self-advocacy

You will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the CAP staff, administrators, professors and other incoming CAP students. You will get information about campus resources and departments, and, most importantly, get educated about the laws governing access to accommodations at the college level. You will explore what your disability is and how it affects you, what your legal rights are, FERPA information and "access vs. success."


College Assistance Program

Daneshea Palmer, Director

Amend Hall, Room 204
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fax: (914) 633-2011