Summer Bridge Scholars Program – Undergraduate Admissions - 鶹Ӵý State University


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Summer Bridge Scholars Program

Summer Bridge Scholars Program

Incoming freshmen are eligible to participate in 鶹Ӵý State University’s Summer Bridge Scholars Program and earn up to seven degree credits. The 2024 program is scheduled for June 30th to August 1st.

  1. Residential 7-Credit Track: Offers three in-person courses with campus housing, meal plan, books, and events included.
  2. Commuter Hybrid 7-Credit Track: Offers three virtual and in-person courses with books and events included.

The registration deadline for the Summer Bridge Scholars Program will close once we reach capacity. Space is limited and after completing the application, applicants will receive a notification to pay the $100 partial payment to secure a space.

What is the Summer Bridge Scholars Program?

The 2024 Summer Bridge Scholars Program is designed for incoming first year scholars and runs from June 30th to August 1st.

Summer Bridge is designed to prepare our students for college success and readiness. The program will give students the advantage of becoming acclimated with the University, prior to their first semester officially beginning this fall, while earning credits that will count towards their degree.

Students enrolled in the program will:

  • Get a jump start on their college experience by earning up to 7 college degree credits.
  • Gain valuable skills and experiences for success in college and beyond.
  • Participate in workshops and co-curricular programming through a series of topics including health and wellness, financial literacy, and soft skills for college students.
  • Engage with outstanding faculty, staff, and current students
  • Receive cost free books and course materials
  • Get the opportunity to live on campus with housing and meals covered.
  • Meet and get oriented with other new Red Hawks!

Who is eligible for this program?

The 5-Week Summer Bridge Scholars Program is for incoming, deposited freshmen students for Fall 2024. Please note: Nursing majors, Educational Opportunity Fund Scholars, and Health Careers Program students are not eligible for this program.

How do I sign up and register?

Register for the Summer Bridge Scholars Program by June 7, 2024 (extended date):

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I participate in Summer Bridge if I am an Educational Opportunity Fund, Nursing or Health Careers Program student?
Educational Opportunity Fund and Health Careers Program students have their own summer program that takes place at the same time as Summer Bridge, so it is not possible for EOF and HCP students to participate in Summer Bridge. For Nursing students, due to the nature of the nursing program and the cohort model, the curriculum is already planned for each semester and does not include a summer session.

I have dual enrollment/AP credits that I am transferring to 鶹Ӵý State. Can I still participate in Summer Bridge?

If I live on campus for the Summer Bridge program can I stay on weekends?
Weekly checkout is mandatory unless you are a non-NJ resident student or have extenuating circumstances and have made arrangements with the housing office.

Is there a dinner plan available?
Dinner is available and free of charge to all in-person participants.

Are the residence halls shared?
Students will be housed in doubles with a roommate.

What happens after I sign up?
Students receive a confirmation email after signing up for the program. Students must complete a list of action items, including submitting vaccination documents no later than June 6. Students will be registered for classes that are carefully selected by their academic dean and advisors, schedules will be available by mid-June.

When will the course offerings be announced for the Summer Bridge Program?
Students will be notified of their official schedule by mid-June. Students will be placed into courses based on their major, these courses will be counted toward graduation credits.

If I participate in the commuter 7 (Hybrid track), does that mean I have to join classes via Zoom or will I just get assigned work to complete?
The online courses will have a mix of synchronous and asynchronous work.

Are the events from 1:30 pm-4:00 pm required?
The afternoon activities – Academic Support, Tutoring, and Workshops are required.
Will I be able to choose which two courses I would like to take over the summer or will they be assigned to me?
Courses will be assigned to each student and students will receive a schedule in mid-June. Students do not select their courses.

Will there be courses offered for students who are accepted into the Honors Program?

Who can I contact with more questions?
Please feel free to contact Summer Sessions by calling 973-655-4352 or emailing