The Summer Bridge Program is an on-campus experience that allows freshmen students to experience the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville environment prior to the fall term. Through structured and integrated activities, students will be prepared to meet the demands of college and bridge the gap between high school and college.
In addition to review sessions in reading, writing, and math, students will participate in other activities designed to build academic skills and lead to a sense of community.
Statistics have consistently shown that students who attend summer enrichment programs complete more units, achieve higher grade point averages, have lower drop-out rates, and higher graduation rates than similar students who do not attend such programs. After completing these programs, students are more confident and self-assured.
- Intensive review in math, reading and writing
- Orientation to the University, study strategies, and student leadership development
- One-on-one instruction and tutoring
- Mentoring by an academic adviser
- Interactive sessions with faculty
Entering freshmen who have been admitted to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a minimum 17 ACT score are encouraged to apply. Placement testing in all three subject areas is mandatory. Attendance at the June 11-12 Springboard to Success session is also required.
SIUE’s Summer Bridge is an intensive program from June 13 through July 26. Sessions will meet Monday - Thursday and will require assignments to be completed outside of class. This scheduling demands that participants be highly committed students.
The Bridge Program will give students a head start in making the social and academic transition to college. Successful students will complete courses in English 100 and Study Skills AD 115. In addition successful students will place in higher level reading, writing, and/or math courses for fall. Bridge students will earn 3 hours of graduation credit and save on tuition and fees. The cost of the program is $1054.25 for in-state tuition and fees, and $2096.45 for out-of-state tuition and fees. Students may choose to live in campus housing for an additional fee.
Apply for Summer Bridge by completing and returning the application by May 15, 2013. Space is limited, so applicants are encouraged to respond immediately.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026
(618) 650-2055 or