Summer Bridge Program

Even if you do not fully meet all the requirements for admission to Andrew College, you still may find a home here through our Summer Bridge Program, which will be held online during the summer of 2020. This program is designed for students who are admitted under “conditional” or “provisional” admission to Andrew College. Typically, this means that your SAT or ACT score requires you to take some learning support classes before or while taking college-level classes. Through the Summer Bridge Program, you will be enrolled in online courses structured to prepare you for college-level work in the fall. You will also have the opportunity to take some college-level courses.

Important information you should know:

  • The Bridge Program is an online cohort of students who will take online courses together and participate in specially developed online activities together to build friendships and to become acquainted with the college atmosphere.
  • Each student participating in the Bridge program will also receive a minimum $1,500 scholarship for the summer term.
  • As a Bridge student, you are permitted to take Andrew College Experience (ACE), appropriate Math and/or English learning support courses, as well as other college-level courses that do not require pre-requisite courses.
  • The Bridge Program is one semester, the Summer semester prior to your first Fall semester.
  • If you earn a “C” or higher in the Andrew College Experience (ACE) course as well as all required English or Math learning support courses, your admission status will be updated to “unconditional.”
  • If you do not earn a “C” in each course during Bridge, you will have the opportunity to re-take the courses once more during a regular semester. See more information on our learning support requirements in our College Catalog.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions below, regarding the program.

What is the Summer Bridge Program?

The Bridge Program will provide you an opportunity to take learning support courses in the summer prior to your first Fall semester at Andrew. This will help you stay on track with your expected graduation date. During the Bridge semester, you will be enrolled in courses designed specifically for “bridging the gap” to a continued and successful college career.

Bridge courses consist of an Andrew College Experience (ACE) course, as well as appropriate Math and/or English learning support courses based on your scores on the Accuplacer exam, given the first day of the program. There may also be other courses offered during the summer semester for which you may register.

Throughout the semester, faculty and staff on our Bridge team will assist you by teaching you skills needed for success in college. The Bridge Program connects you with campus resources so that you can thrive at Andrew College.

How much does the Summer Bridge Program cost?

The cost for the Bridge Program varies based upon the number of hours for which a student registers.  For a student living on campus and taking 8 semester hours, the total cost would be $2,120. However, each student participating in the Summer Bridge Program will receive a minimum $1,500 scholarship for the summer term, lowering their costs.

How do I qualify for this program?

The program is open to any incoming freshman student awarded “conditional” or “provisional” acceptance to Andrew College.

Will I be considered a Full-time or Part-time student?

If you elect to attend the Summer Bridge Program, you are enrolled in at least two courses for a total of at least 6 hours. If you take additional courses, you could achieve full-time status (12 hours is full time). For more information regarding how full-time vs. part-time status affects your financial aid, please email the Andrew College financial aid office at, or see more information here.

How do I reserve a place in the Summer Bridge Program?

To enroll in the Summer Bridge Program, students should complete the Summer Bridge Program Enrollment Form. The deadline for submission of the non-refundable $50 deposit has been extended until June 15.

Can I get Financial Aid to pay for the Bridge Program?

Financial aid is available for the Summer Bridge Program for qualified applicants. To see if you qualify for financial aid for the Summer Bridge Program, you will need to fill out the FAFSA form for 2019-2020 school year. (In addition, you need to fill out the FAFSA form for 2020-2021 for Fall).

What are the dates of the Bridge Program?

The Bridge Program runs from June 26, 2020-July 24, 2020. Information on summer courses may be found on the Andrew College summer schedule, located here.