Summer Bridge Program

The Summer Bridge Program provides students the courses, atmosphere, and support they need for a successful start to their college career. During the six-week term, students will be able to focus intensely on some of their most important required core courses with the advantages of small class sizes, minimal distractions, and specially developed tutoring services. Bridge students will participate in campus activities to build friendships, connect with campus resources, and become acclimated to the college environment. The Summer Bridge Program gives students the head start they need to thrive at Andrew College.

The 2021 Summer Bridge Program has been cancelled.

June 7-July 16, 2021

* Successful start to college career

* Courses that count toward your degree

* Small class sizes

* Built-in support from professors, tutors and peers

* On-campus housing

* Fun activities

* Minimum $1,500 scholarship

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information regarding the program.

What is the Summer Bridge Program?

The Summer Bridge Program is a cohort of students who will live on campus, take courses together and participate in activities to build connections and to become acquainted with the college atmosphere. Students will be supported in their classes through required tutoring specially tailored for Bridge Program students. 

The courses students take will depend on their degree requirements as well as their high school GPA and test scores. Typically, Bridge students will take a core course in English and/or math as well as the Andrew College orientation course. Based on GPA and test scores, some students will be required to take a corequisite learning support course along with their college English and/or math course. Other college-level courses may also be available.

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 $5,156. However, each student participating in the Summer Bridge Program will receive a minimum $1,500 scholarship for the summer term, and students will also be eligible to apply for financial aid if they are taking at least 6 semester hours of coursework.

How do I qualify for this program?

The Summer Bridge Program is open to any incoming freshman student accepted to Andrew College.

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

If you attend the Summer Bridge Program, you will be enrolled in 4-10 semester hours of coursework.   If you take at last 6 semester hours of coursework, you may be able to qualify for federal or state financial aid.  For more information, please e-mail the Andrew College financial aid office at financialaid@andrewcollege.edu.

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

The Summer Bridge Program is open to any incoming freshman student accepted to Andrew College. To enroll, students should complete the Summer Bridge Program Enrollment Form. The deadline for submission of the non-refundable $50 deposit is May 28th, 2021. 

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

Every student in the Bridge Program will receive a minimum $1,500 scholarship. In addition, students who take at least six credit hours may be eligible for financial aid. To see if you qualify for financial aid for the Summer Bridge Program, you will need to fill out the FAFSA form for 2020-2021 school year. (In addition, you need to fill out the FAFSA form for 2021-2022 for Fall). For financial aid questions, please email the Andrew College financial aid office at financialaid@andrewcollege.edu, or see more information here.

What are the dates of the Bridge Program?

The 2021 Summer Bridge Program has been cancelled.

The Summer Bridge Program runs for 6 weeks, from June 7th-July 16th, 2021. 

The Summer 2021 course schedule may be viewed here.