Sending your child off to college is filled with many different emotions and fears. Especially when you have a child with a learning disability. How will they adjust and will they have a smooth transition?

The Step Ahead program organized by the Student Academic Support Services office is a unique summer bridge program for first year students that fine tunes the necessary academic, independent and social skills for a smooth transition into college. Step Ahead runs from August 16th through August 21, days before all other McDaniel students arrive on campus. As a result, Step Ahead participants can move into their assigned residential rooms and establish some important connections within the college community early.

The five-day program features team-building activities, academic workshops, field trips and all kinds of tips about college life, from the whimsical to the serious. Step Ahead participants will also have time to meet with their academic counselors and start the initial steps of a sound college routine that incorporates college resources, supportive faculty and staff, as well as some of their peers.

Parents/students can fill out this Step Ahead form to receive more information regarding Step Ahead.

Step Ahead participants will be charged: $250.
Space is limited so click here to download and fill out the registration form. Completed forms should be mailed to the SASS office.

Thanksgiving Recess begins
November 25, 2014, 10:00 pm
Thanksgiving - College Closed
November 26, 2014, 12:00 am
McDaniel Free Press Weekly Meeting
November 26, 2014, 8:30 pm
Spring graduate registration begins
December 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Classes resume
December 1, 2014, 8:00 am
Jazz Night at Decker College Center
December 4, 2014, 8:00 pm
Undergraduate classes end
December 5, 2014, 12:00 am
College Band Concert at WMC Alumni Hall
December 5, 2014, 7:00 pm
Reading Days
December 6, 2014, 12:00 am
Carroll County Studio Tour at Art Studio
December 6, 2014, 10:00 am
Gospel Choir Concert at WMC Alumni Hall
December 7, 2014, 3:00 pm
Undergraduate examinations begin
December 8, 2014, 12:00 am
Late Night Breakfast at Englar Dining Hall
December 8, 2014, 9:00 pm
Undergraduate semester ends
December 12, 2014, 12:00 am
Graduate semester ends
December 13, 2014, 12:00 am