Last updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10:29 AM
Bucks County Community College is once again offering its Summer Bridge program, which is designed to support the transition to college by providing students with the academic skills and social resources needed to succeed in a college environment.
The program runs from July 6 to August 12, and includes courses in composition, mathematics, guided studies, reading and college success. Students can mix and match courses ranging from 1 to 4 credits.
All in-person courses will be held at the Newtown Campus. An orientation with Bridge Staff & Faculty will be held on June 27.
The college is offering scholarship funds for rising seniors and new, current and returning students.
The Program enables students to get a head-start on their academic coursework in a program that will involve:
- In-depth orientation to college life and resources
- Academic advising
- Training in skills necessary for college success (e.g., time management & study skills)
- Enrollment in courses specific to students' needs.
- Open Lab time
- Computer skills Workshops – 1 time/week
- Academic Success Center Workshop Offerings
- Lunch & Visitors
- Peer Mentoring Assistance
- Social & Wellness activities
- Fall Follow-up Meetings and Workshops
Applications for the program are currently being accepted. Students must the take the Placement Tests for reading and writing (if pre-requisites not met). Taking the math placement test is highly recommended (if pre-requisites not met).
After testing, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an advising appointment to plan their course schedule.
The week before classes begin, there will be a week of orientation events and activities, both in-person and virtually. The in-person orientation will be held on June 27th from 10am to 2pm on the Newtown Campus. More specific details, including the room location, will be posted soon. This event will provide an opportunity for students to meet their peers, faculty members, and support services on campus so that they are best prepared to begin their college careers the following week.
Throughout the program, workshops will be offered to help students gain a deeper understanding of and some practical experience with the skills needed to be successful as a college student. Students will be expected to participate in 30-minute workshops over the course of the 7-week program. In-person workshops will be offered during the programming on Mondays and Wednesdays between 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
Summer Bridge Program scholarship applications are currently being accepted for new, current, and returning students. The deadline is June 6th for non-high school students. For more information go to: bucks.edu/scholarships/.
Rising high school seniors (current juniors) are eligible to receive free tuition for one to four credits. The deadline to apply is June 10th. Please e-mail any questions to email@example.com.
For more information, go to: [bucks.edu/summer-bridge]bucks.edu/summer-bridge