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The Summer Bridge Program

The Summer Bridge Experience

The Summer Bridge Program Experience

The Urban Education Summer Bridge Program is designed to provide assistance to prospective incoming first-year undergraduate students. The program works collaboratively with students to engage in an ongoing transition process from high school to college. The process focuses on fostering academic excellence, leadership, meaningful academic and social connections, and personal development to create a foundation for persistence towards a timely graduation. Through participation in Summer Bridge, students utilize campus resources and develop skills necessary to thrive academically in order to reach their personal goals of graduation.

Summer Bridge will consist of a five-week program, open to a select cohort of prospective first-year program students who have the potential to take up to two college courses for credit (3-6 college credits). The three major components of the Summer Bridge Program include academics, campus resources and social development. The Summer Bridge Program provides an opportunity for prospective students to transition into college with an early support system with their cohort, student leaders, alumni, and Program staff. Participants become familiar with campus, meet various campus constituents and support services, and attend collegiate courses with coursework that has a strong emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills.

Our priority admission deadline is February, 1, 2020 and we only have 100 seats available.

The 2020 Summer Bridge Program Important Dates:

Return Summer Bridge Program forms by Friday, June 19, 2020
Welcome Day is Sunday, July 5, 2020
First Day of Class Monday, July 6, 2020
Last Day of Class Thursday August 6, 2020

Additional Information

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College Readiness
Develop study skills, test taking skills, time management, stress management, critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving, computer literacy, financial literacy, and goal setting skills. Summer Bridge participants develop a better understand academic expectations and college culture
Peer Support
Students will have Peer Counselors available for assistance during the Summer Bridge Program as well as be in a supportive peer network through a cohort model
Residence Hall Experience
Gain experience living in a college residence hall for 5-weeks
Introduction to leadership skills and abilities through a challenging academic program. Participants are introduced to campus engagement and leadership development
Campus Resources
Establish relationships with college faculty, staff and become familiar with and utilize campus resources to enhance their academic journey
Develop a greater sense of self and promote self-advocacy and help seeking

New Student Checklist

Summer Bridge Program students please use this New Student Checklist to keep track of your WSU progress