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Summer Bridge Programs

What is a summer bridge program?
Summer bridge programs begin in the summer "bridge" period between high school and college and may extend throughout the first academic year. (Note: A student must be accepted to and committed to attending an institution - and may need to fulfill additional criteria - to be eligible for participation in its summer bridge program.)

Although the content of summer bridge programs can vary across institutions and by the population served, the summer activities typically last from one to six weeks and involve: an in-depth orientation to college life and resources; academic and career advising; training in skills necessary for college success; and accelerated academic coursework.

Find your college/university below and discover what summer bridge opportunities exist for you!

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Brescia University

Hazard Community & Technical College

Jefferson Community & Technical College

Lindsey Wilson College

Murray State University

Northern Kentucky University - STEM

Owensboro Community & Technical College - TECHX

Transylvania University

Union College

University of Louisville
  - Future Educator Program
  - Kent School of Social Work
  - Math Program

University of Pikeville