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Summer Institute



Shiprock Program has been cancelled.

About The Program

  • Are you excited, but nervous about your transition into college?
  • Do you hope to get a positive jump start on your educational career?
  • Are you looking for a summer opportunity to help prepare you for college?
  • Are you interested in meeting other new college students?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this opportunity might be for YOU!

The Summer Institute is a Summer bridge program to assist first time freshman with their transition into college. The program will focus on academic and college skill building. It will integrate subjects, like reading, writing and math. Throughout the program you will get a chance to meet other new first time freshmen students and experience various co-curricular activities. Hear what Summer Institute alumni had to say about our program.

2014 Program Dates

Diné College will be providing two programs this year. The structure of the two programs within the Summer Institute will be similar. However, co-curricular activities may differ. It is recommended that you attend the program at the campus you plan to enroll in for the fall 2014 semester; but not required. The Summer Institute is an intense program with a rigorous schedule, for this reason it requires 100% participation throughout the entire duration of the program.

Tsaile Campus
July 12 - 25, 2014

Application Deadline:
July 1, 2014



You must meet all these requirements:

  • Admitted to Diné College and have a Diné College student ID number
  • An incoming college freshman (You have NEVER attended a college/university)
  • Plan to register and enroll at Diné College for the fall 2014 semester
  • Have taken the Placement Test and entered into 2 or more pre-college courses in reading, writing, math (MTH 100 or lower, FST, ENG100A, ENG 100B courses).

If you meet these requirements and are interested in the Summer Institute program, please complete the application.

Cost & Benefits

  • Tuition, supplies, room and board are fully covered by Diné College’s Title III grant under Student Services.
  • The only out-of-pocket costs include travel to and from the program, and incidental expenses (extra spending money, hygiene products, etc.).
  • You will have the opportunity to receive three (3) college elective credits and retake the Placement Test to possibly improve your reading, writing and/or math scores.
  • You will receive an early introduction to college and build a close-knit community with other Diné College freshmen.

We look forward to receiving your Summer Institute application!

Coordinator and Contact

Tsaile Coordinator

Apryl Joe, Program Manager

Shiprock Coordinator

Rosalind Russell, Disability Coordinator

Mail To

Division of Student Services - Title III
P.O. Box 186C
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Division of Student Services - Title III
P.O. Box 580
Shiprock, NM 87420