Summer Bridge Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Summer Bridge 2021

Q - I have been notified by SDSU I will have to participate in the FAST (Freshman Academic Success Track) Program during the summer, can I still participate in EOP's Summer Bridge Program?

A - Unfortunately, you can not participate in Summer Bridge if you are required to participate in FAST.

Q - Can I participate in LSAMP and Summer Bridge?

A - Yes, it is possible to complete both programs. If doing both, you will still have to apply to each program separately. If you get accepted into LSAMP, you will be enrolled in their classes from M-F from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and will still be required to attend the Summer Bridge Seminar on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm-1:50 pm and Mentor meetings on Fridays from 1:00-1:50 pm. For questions on LSAMP reach out to [email protected]

How To Apply:

Q - When is the deadline to apply?

A - The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Q - What are the starting and ending dates of the program?

A- The 2021 BEST Summer Bridge Program will begin July 8th and end 5-weeks from the start date on August 13th. The first two days of the program will be welcome days where students will meet their Mentors, Counselors, Tutors, and learn how to access their classes. The first day of classes will be on Monday, July 12, 2021.

Q - How and when will I be notified if accepted/denied to Summer Bridge?

A - Generally all applicants will be notified of their application status (acceptance, waitlist or denial) no later than June 18th.

While in the Summer Bridge Program:

Q - Are laptops allowed?

A - The program is fully virtual, therefore a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone is required. Please reach out to [email protected] if this is of concern.

Q - Is access to the internet required?

A - Yes, the program is fully virtual and internet connection is required. Please reach out to [email protected] if this is of concern.

Q - What classes will the student take?

A - Students are placed in General Education courses based upon their academic needs. All courses will go towards your graduation requirements.

Q - How many units will the student earn?

A - Students may earn up to 7 units. You can apply to take either 4 or 7 units during the summer program.

Q - What about my books for my summer classes?

A - EOP will pay for the books needed for Summer Bridge classes.

Q - Can I work during Summer Bridge?

A - Yes, it is possible to work during virtual Summer Bridge. It is important to keep in mind that Summer Bridge is a commitment of 25 hours a week minimum. The program will be taking place Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3 pm. If working is a necessity, a weekend job is recommended.

Q - How much does the program cost?

A - There is no cost for the program. Submitting an additional financial aid application (FAFSA or Dream Act) for the school year 2020-2021 is required to receive summer financial aid to cover the cost of your courses. Submitting an additional financial aid application for the 2020-2021 academic school year will not hinder your fall financial aid award.