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Bridge 2018: June 23 – August 3

What is Bridge?

The Livingstone College BRIDGE Program is designed to assist high school graduates who underachieved during their high school careers, but who still may have the capabilities and drive to excel academically, socially, and spiritually if given the proper guidance and support. The purpose of the Bridge Program is to increase the persistence, retention and graduation rates of provisionally admitted students through an intense six-week summer experience prior to their fall enrollment followed by an ongoing academic year program throughout their matriculation.

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.

What Success Looks Like

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.
For More Information
Contact the Office of Admissions: Admissions@livingstone.edu or 1-800-835-3435