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Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a collection of the most frequently asked questions from Bridge students. If you have additional questions, please call 334-229-8544.

1.    What is the Bridge Program?
The Bridge is a required (one-year) retention and academic support program, beginning in the Summer, for conditionally admitted freshmen. The program involves specialized coursework, support resources, and social gatherings to successfully integrate new freshmen into the college environment.

2.    Can I apply for the Bridge Program?
No, students are selected by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment and granted admission into the Bridge Program through careful consideration and an extensive review of their admissions materials.

3.    When does the Bridge Program start?
The Bridge Program begins in the summer term (mid June) and continues through the fall and spring terms.

4.    What do I do next after I have completed the steps outlined in the acceptance letter?
Students will receive a welcome packet from the Center for Retention and First Year Programs once the admissions and orientation requirements have been completed.

5.    Is regular admission status granted once I have successfully completed the Bridge Program?
Yes, each student who successfully completes the Bridge Program will be granted regular admission status.

6.    How many courses will I take?
During the summer,  Bridge Program students will enroll in nine credit hours which typically equates to three courses. During the fall and spring terms, students will enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours which typically equates to four courses.  

7.    Who will be my academic advisor?
Your advisor's contact information will be included in your welcome packet which will be provided prior to orientation.

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