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The Excel Summer Program is your key to success in college. 

Excel is a four-week residential summer academic support program for students enrolled in The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).

The program offers the opportunity to learn what you need to know in order to be successful in college courses. As a warm-up to your college career, you can learn about college courses and related activities in a non-competitive environment. Supportive D'Youville instructors and counselors will guide you through the process of applying specific college study techniques to the courses you will be required to take for credit beginning with the fall semester.

Program Objectives

  • To strengthen basic skills needed for academic success.
  • To introduce students to the academic challenges of college.
  • To teach students to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • To orient students to the D’Youville community.
  • To familiarize students with campus resources.

You will become familiar with campus resources such as:

  • D'Youville website
  • e-mail
  • Canvas
  • computer labs
  • tutoring and study groups
  • financial aid counseling
  • academic and personal counseling
  • career development services
  • local cultural resources