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Summer Bridge Program at Saint Paul College

The Summer Bridge is designed to help you be successful in college-level courses in the fall and to ease your transition to college. Whether you are recent high school graduate or a student returning to school after time away, this program is designed to be a free* alternative to developmental education courses, saving you time and money.

REASONS FOR SUMMER BRIDGE

Why should you participate?

Enhance Your Skills and Knowledge

Program courses are focused on building knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and/or math. You will also gain success strategies such as time management, study skills, technology skills, and financial literacy. With individualized support from Saint Paul College faculty and staff, this program will not only help you become a stronger student, but can help you focus on the road ahead, potentially saving you time and money.

Meet Fellow Students

The program enrolls a small cohort of students, and will provide an opportunity for you to get to know other college students as you work, learn, think, and have fun together through an online format.

Plan for Your Future

In addition to preparing to start college in the fall, the Summer Bridge is a chance to think and dream even bigger. Saint Paul College can assist you in considering your academic and career goals and help map out the best path to achieving them.

Explore What Saint Paul College Has to Offer

Saint Paul College offers many resources that can help you succeed in college and beyond. Through Summer Bridge, you have an opportunity to learn about resources and services for students such as tutoring, counseling, career services, COMPASS, TRIO, Title III and Pathway Advising.

If you meet all the program requirements, you will receive a $150 scholarship toward your fall semester tuition.

* Individuals who wish to participate in the Summer Bridge Program should contact SummerBridge@saintpaul.edu for more information.

Course Descriptions

Reading

In the reading 16-hour “mini-course” you will learn, refresh and practice skills required to be a successful college reader. You will improve your reading comprehension by learning and practicing active reading and learning strategies such as annotating, note taking, building vocabulary, and developing test taking skills. You will demonstrate understanding of a variety of college reading materials through writing, quizzing, discussion, and a final exam. At the end of the course, participants will complete a post assessment, which, combined with your course performance and instructor recommendation, will determine your fall reading placement.

Writing

The writing 16-hour “mini-course” will help students prepare to participate successfully in college writing courses. Participants will review and practice a range of writing skills, including producing essays with effective paragraphs, authentic voice, and sentence variety. In addition, students will learn to use writing as a tool for both improving study skills and responding to readings. At the end of the course, participants will complete a post assessment, which, along with the instructor’s recommendations, will determine their fall semester writing course placement.

Math

The math 16-hour summer class will help students prepare to participate successfully in higher level math courses. Participants will review and practice a range of mathematical skills, including manipulating and factoring algebraic expressions, graphing linear equations, solving equations involving first and second degree polynomials as well as rational and radical expressions, and understanding the properties of a function. In addition, students will learn study strategies, computer skills, and identify academic resources at the College. At the end of the course, participants will complete a post assessment, which, along with the instructor’s recommendations, will determine their fall semester math course placement.

Interested?

This program only enrolls a small cohort of students, so don’t delay in responding to this invitation. Contact Us to learn more or get signed up at SummerBridge@saintpaul.edu, 651.350.3115 or 651.350.3022.

Dates & Locations

View the information below for our 2024 dates. Check with the Admissions office for the most recent dates and locations.

ReadingMonday/Wednesday10:00am – 12:00pmJune 17 – July 15
WritingMonday/Wednesday12:30pm – 2:30pmJune 17 – July 15
MathTuesday/Thursday10:00am – 12:00pmJune 18 – July 16