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Tiffin University’s Dragon Prep Summer Bridge Program receives grant to support incoming freshmen




Tiffin University

Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University will host the Dragon Prep Summer Bridge Program from August 1 to August 16.

This program is designed for incoming first-year students who have been admitted but may require academic coaching to succeed at the college level. Dragon Prep is a curriculum that provides workshops, classes, and activities that teach students about campus technology, services, and basic postsecondary academic skills such as math, reading, and writing.

Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the State Library of Ohio, Tiffin University has received $1,999 to support this year’s Dragon Prep initiative. The grant will be used to cover expenses such as lodging, food, and other accommodations, making the program free to all eligible TU students.

To be eligible, students must have a high school GPA of 2.25 or below and/or qualify for TU’s developmental math, English, and reading courses based on prior standardized test scores.

“This is truly a wonderful opportunity for us to serve those in need of a little additional support, so that they can enter their college years truly prepared to succeed alongside their classmates,” said Dr. Peter J. Holbrook, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “We hope that through this initiative, admitted students will gain the confidence and skillsets necessary to become the best versions of themselves. We have every confidence that through Dragon Prep, they will enter the fall semester well equipped to contribute meaningfully to our community.”

For those who wish to learn more or register for the program, a full itinerary can be found on the Tiffin University website at this link.

Those who have questions about the program can contact Brook Edwards, Director of University Academic Support, at

To learn more about the State Library of Ohio and the related IMLS grant initiative, visit

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