Student Testimonials

Here's what our students and parent have to say about services they receive here at the GSD:

Summer 2018 Student Testimonials

  • "GSD is like a safety net, the majority of the staff are kind and caring. Also really liked the summer program."

  • "All of the extra help. It helped me to adjust to college in a way that I never could have done without it." 

  • ""The beast feature is the help we receive from the division." 

  • "Meetings with the advisor and the Assistance"

  • "Gives students an opportunity to transition into college more smoothly than most." 

  • "Close-knit community and very strong friendships."

  • "It was easy getting "into" college; fall semester was easy to get into." 

  • "It is a helpful way to transition into college slowly. It also keeps students focused on their work and achieving success. The friendships!"

  • "The support system, bonding with friends before school officially started."

  • "How much they care." 

  • "The sense of monitoring a student's growth both academically and emotionally." 

  • "The teachers; I like all of my GSD teachers, and they help me out whenever I need it." 

  • "The best feature of the GSD is all of the help that was provided (tutors, advisors, etc.)"

  • "Meeting new people, the time to adjust to college by coming in the summer." 

  • "Meeting people and understanding how things work on campus earlier than other freshmen." 

  • "Getting a head start in the summer and getting the help you need during the year." 

  • "The extra help we received and the leg up on the rest of my freshman class." 

  • "Getting a head start in college by meeting in the summer." 

  • "The relationships I've made, and getting ahead six credits." 

  • "Overall, the division shows us what to expect from college while smoothing the transition from high school."

  • "The way the division prepared me for the fall/spring semesters." 

  • "The support from the teachers and faculty." 

  • "Free tutoring, easy appointments to make." 

  • "Good program!"

Summer 2018 Parent Testimonials

  • Great job

  • Great Program. Very good orientation, thank you.

  • The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Thank you for all your support.

  • Thank you very much for mentoring/advising my son. I feel this will help him tremendously in the next 4 years! Thank You!

  • Financial aid system was down day of orientation.

  • Living/Learning Center check-in was great

  • Everything about this program is so wonderful. Dr. Griggs is amazing and her vision for the program is brilliant and I am so grateful that my daughter had this opportunity. Thank you!

  • The awards banquet-too many speakers for a dinner.

  • Was very happy with the orientation process. Very helpful staff. My son seemed very at home and comfortable.

  • The awards banquet was nice.

  • The suggestion to have the students get to know the staff on campus.

  • Panel discussion was very informative

  • Faculty support is amazing

  • Spiritan Leadership speakers

  • Question and Answer session. The discussion regarding the small details (meals, id cards, etc.)

  • The overview and panel at orientation were very helpful. It really eased my mind.

  • Hearing from other students who have been in the program

  • Getting to know the campus

  • The monthly calendar and schedule