Summer Bridge Frequently Asked Questions

Hybrid Summer Bridge 2022

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, you can participate in Summer Bridge and the FAST program. You will need to complete the EOP Summer Bridge application and submit an additional 2022-2023 financial aid application no later than May 20, 2023. 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 July 8th and the end date will be until August 11th. Once admitted into Summer Bridge, you will need to confirm your participation. 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, 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]

Q- How do I know whether I have to report to Summer Bridge in-person or virtually?

A-  All students are encouraged to come to Welcome Day on July 1st in-person whether they are in-person or virtual, however if virtual participants are unable to attend Welcome Day in-person we would like them to connect with best-[email protected] to discuss this. The other parts of the Summer Bridge program are from July 5th through August 5th will be determined by your location relative to SDSU. If you are within our service area you will be expected to come to SB in-person and if you are not in our service area, then you will attend virtually. 

How To Apply:

Q- When is the deadline to apply?

A- The deadline to apply is May 20, 2023.

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

A- The 2022 BEST Summer Bridge Program will begin July 8th and end 5-weeks from the start date on August 11th. The first day of the program will be a welcome day on July 1st where students will meet their Mentors, Counselors, Tutors, and learn how to access their classes. The first day of classes will be on July 8, 2022. 

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 17th. However, if you apply early to the Summer Bridge program, we are looking at applications on a rolling basis and you could find out sooner.

While in the Summer Bridge Program:

Q- Are laptops required?

A- The program has virtual and in-person components (depending upon your location to SDSU), therefore a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone is required for the virtual participants but not for the in-person participants. Please reach out to [email protected] if this is of concern and we can work with you on this.

Q- Is access to the internet required?

A- Yes, the program would require internet access for our virtual participants. Please reach out to best-[email protected] if this is of concern and we can work with you on this.

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. When applying for Summer Bridge, indicate there whether you want 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 (4-unit track). The program will be taking place Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3pm. With some after 3pm socials. 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 2022-2023 is required to receive summer financial aid to cover the cost of your courses. Submitting an additional financial aid application for the 2022-2023 academic school year will not hinder your Fall financial aid award.