Tutoring & Academic Success Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Viking Academic Boot Camp (VABC)?

A: Viking Academic Boot Camp (VABC) is a 6-week intensive summer bridge program for students who have placed into Math 87. The course requires mandatory attendance Monday through Thursday. Successful completion of the program satisfies the Math 87 requirement.

Q: When is Viking Academic Boot Camp?

A: June 30 – August 7, 2014

Q: Do I have a choice for time of day?

A: Yes. You can choose

9:00 am – 11:30 am OR
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday through Thursday

Q: Who should attend?

A: Any student that takes the math placement test at CSU and places into Math 87.

Q: What are the benefits of attending?

A: VABC saves you time and money. Students are able to prepare for college level courses and have the additional benefits of peer tutoring assistance. VABC also offers instruction on how to study, take notes, tests, and manage time. You will also learn more about campus life and resources!

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The program costs $100. There are no additional fees for materials or books. The course fee will be added to your CampusNet account after you receive your Boot Camp acceptance letter.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Click the application button to apply online now!
VABC Application

Q: Do I need to take the CSU Math Placement test before applying?

A: YES. The test can be found at: http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/testingcenter/placement/math.html

Q: Is there a deadline for applications?

A: Yes. All applications are due by June 20, 2014

More Questions?

Call 216-687-2012 or email vabc@csuohio.edu


Your Mission

Successfully complete this boot camp in order to take college level Math and/or English courses for fall semester.

Viking Academic Boot Camp is an intensive 7-week summer program to assist CSU students in obtaining the necessary English and mathematics skills usually provided in developmental courses. The students attend classes, and participate in individual and group SLA tutoring sessions. In addition, on "Victory Fridays" students learn about learning styles, motivation, and time management in Success Coaching sessions, become familiar with the CSU campus by participating in the Scavenger Hunt, and attend sessions on using the library and CampusNet. Tuition for VABC is offered at a reduced rate of $100 dollars per course.


  • » Develop strategies for effective time management, note taking, and study skills
  • » Prepare for college level courses
  • » Explore campus life
  • » Utilize university resources
  • » Receive one-on-one assistance from university tutors

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For More Information

Phone: 216-875-9699
Email: c.j.gilbert@csuohio.edu

Who is Eligible?

Any students who test into Developmental Math (087) or English (099)

You can save approximately $2000.00!




Fall Semester

Boot Camp

ENG 099


English Textbook $60 No Cost
MTH 087 $1544 $100
Math Textbook $150 No Cost
Total Cost $2310 $200



TRAINING SCHEDULE (Dates: June 24 - August 9, 2013)




  • » Only $100 per course (Developmental Math or Developmental English)
  • » Limited to the first 80 students
  • » Application deadline is June 13, 2014
  • »Start Boot Camp Application Online