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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 - Yes, students needing additional support in English can participate in Summer Bridge, these students are given priority for Summer Bridge admission. Students needing additional support in math need to complete FAST as we will not be offering a math option.

You will need to complete the EOP Summer Bridge application and submit an additional 2020-2021 financial aid application no later than June 1, 2021. In order for us to admit you into Summer Bridge to clear your FAST requirement, these steps must be completed.

It is important to note that if you are required to participate in the FAST program, your class start date will be Tuesday, July 6th and the end date will remain Friday, August 13th. Once admitted into Summer Bridge, you will need to confirm your participation by June 11th. At that time, we will notify the Office of Admissions of your status in order to clear your FAST requirement.


Some of the benefits of participating in Summer Bridge include receiving financial aid to pay for your classes, getting connected with campus resources, and building community with 150 of your EOP peers.

Q - Can I participate in LSAMP and Summer Bridge?

A - Yes, you can participate in Summer Bridge. You will need to complete the EOP Summer Bridge application and submit an additional 2020-2021 financial aid application no later than June 1, 2021. In order for us to admit you into Summer Bridge to clear your FAST requirement, these steps must be completed.

It is important to note that if you are required to participate in the FAST program, your class start date will be Tuesday, July 6th and the end date will remain Friday, August 13th. Once admitted into Summer Bridge, you will need to confirm your participation by June 11th. At that time, we will notify the Office of Admissions of your status in order to clear your FAST requirement.

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.