Summer Start Institute

The Summer Start Institute (SSI), is a five-week intensive residential summer program, is designed to provide focused instruction in math and assist newly admitted students in their transition to Xavier University.
Participants have an opportunity to complete their developmental math (MATH 0990D) requirement during the summer and strengthen their foundation in reading and English composition. Successful completion of the program allows students to enroll in collegiate level math courses during the fall term, earning more credits towards degree completion.
The Summer Start Institute also identifies students' level of abilities and provides career assessments, prescriptive plans of study, academic advisement, and individualized counseling. 


Housing and meals are provided by Xavier University of Louisiana.
Participants are responsible for the cost of tuition and fees ($1,206.00).  Student financial aid may be available for students to assist with the cost of the Math 0990D/Math 1030I co-requisite course.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office for information regarding financial aid availability. 


Registration for the Summer Skills Institute is not complete until all supplemental documents are submitted. Participants are required to submit the following by June 8, 2021

Registration Links

For more information about SSI, please contact:

College of Arts and Sciences

Student Academic Success Office
1 Drexel Drive
Box 164
New Orleans, LA 70125-1098