Do you feel that if someone only gave you a chance, you could succeed in college? Our Summer Bridge program may be that chance. It's designed to help students who don’t quite meet the minimum admissions requirements build the essential math, reading and writing skills necessary for college success. Satisfactory completion of the three-week program means you are admitted to Southwestern for the fall semester. If your qualifications are at or just above the minimum admissions requirements, you too are welcome to participate in Summer Bridge.
Summer Bridge is a residential program held on our campus during August, before fall semester begins. It's a high-intensity schedule of class sessions, tutoring, and other preparation, plus several fun social, cultural, and enrichment events and outings. You'll learn how to find a meaningful career, study for college-level exams, overcome test anxiety, master spelling and grammar, and make the most of academic advising. Summer Bridge students often find they've gained competence and forged relationships with peers, faculty, staff, and tutors that they carry throughout their Southwestern experience. The $400 fee includes accommodations and meals, courses in math, reading, and writing, one college credit in physical education, tutoring and career counseling, social activities, and field trips.