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The Mission of the Summer Bridge Program

This eight-week summer intensive curriculum will enable prospective students to begin their university career early. They will discover what skills and behaviors students need to be successful in the university setting – and to begin developing those skills. Earning course credit for Academic Writing (Writing 01) or Pre-Calculus (Math 05) allows Summer Bridge students to enter their fall semester with a head start on earning graduation credits.

Additionally, the Summer Bridge Program offers:

  • Small class size (max of 20 in Math and 15 in Writing)
  • Close, supporting ties among students and instructors that last beyond summer
  • Personalized advising and counseling
  • Introduction to campus resources
  • Early registration for fall 2015 courses
  • Transition to university social and intellectual life
  • Development of mentoring relationships with current upperclassmen


Small group discussion in USTU 10

 Student discussion in USTU 10 


On tour of vernal pool grasslands next to campus

On tour of vernal pool grasslands next to campus