The Dragon Summer Program (DSP) is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for freshmen who are entering Drexel University. DSP prepares students for the transition from high school to college by providing higher level academic skills and strong peer networks through participation in a diverse learning community centered on academic excellence. By cultivating the talents and proficiencies of Dragon Summer participants we empower them to navigate the complex university environment, utilize resources that support their success, and maximize their involvement in the diverse and vibrant Drexel campus. DSP students receive throughout their first academic year, customized services - that can include academic learning communities, mentoring, and coaching - as well as networking and social opportunities. Most importantly though, the connections made as a Dragon Summer student will last through their college years and beyond.