Pathways Program

Get an early start on college life!

Selected students are invited to participate in Lebanon Valley College’s Virtual Summer Pathways Program—an opportunity to get a head start on their college journey, at absolutely no cost to them.  

As a participant in Pathways, students will connect with a “Pathways coach” as they cultivate the skills necessary to become academically successful on the college level and explore the possibilities involved with various majors or occupations.   

Students who successfully complete this summer program will be eligible for one free course at LVC during the winter term or summer term after their first year.  

Please note that this program is invitation-only.


Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the program. Students must opt out by May 31.

You will get to know key people who will help you in your LVC journey as well as other Pathways students.  Through video chats, virtual activities, and online investigations, you will learn more about college life, get a jump start on becoming a successful college student, and learn more about majors at LVC so you can be sure you have selected a major that is a good match for your passions and talents.

This program was designed to work around work, vacations, and other commitments. For the summer virtual portion, you will have a month to complete a module and meet virtually with your Pathways Coach. Once you arrive on campus, you are expected to attend one workshop each month (total of three) and meet with your Pathways Coach once within the first two weeks of classes. Remember, you will earn a free class in the subsequent winter or summer term if you fulfill these requirements!

  • Learn about college life before the rest of your new LVC classmates
  • Make friends before your fall semester begins
  • Learn how to manage the requirements and expectations that lead to a successful college experience
  • Establish relationships with LVC staff and administrators who can serve as mentors throughout your college years and beyond
  • At a $1,500 value, the benefits of Pathways are clear: an extra step in preparing you to be ready for the rigors of college and a major savings to you.

In Their Words

Having the opportunity to participate in a college program before the start of classes enabled me to get into a routine ahead of schedule.
Anonymous Survey Response
Really talking to my coach was very helpful to me. She made me see that I am much more capable than I think. I am very grateful for all the things she said to help me gain confidence in myself.
Anonymous Survey Response
The most helpful aspects were getting to learn more about what benefits me. I have learned through this program how to succeed in college and not fall behind. I also really thought the section about reading a syllabus was very helpful.
Anonymous Survey Response