The Summer Experience
The “summer experience” assists students in making the personal, academic, and social adjustments from high school to college. Academically, the program provides support in writing, mathematics, reading, college skills, and Fitness and Wellness with special emphasis on meeting expectations for college life. The focus for the summer experience is to change student attitude and behavior toward a successful college experience. Students who successfully complete the summer experience are then admitted to the college as a provisional student.
The Academic Year
The shift during the academic year is to focus on the retention and persistence of these students. Bridge students are divided into four cohorts and are tracked through weekly meetings, personal contacts, early-alerts from professors to Bridge staff, and classroom visits for their first two years of matriculation. All Bridge students are encouraged to maintain satisfactory academic progress to be considered successful Bridge attendees.