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The University of the Sciences offers the Summer Bridge Program to first-year students in the summer before their first fall semester as a means of bridging the gap between the high school and the college experience. The program is designed to provide students with a preview of the rigors of academics on a college level as well as the residential experience.
Who should attend Summer Bridge?
Students who want to jump start their transition to USciences would benefit from Summer Bridge. The program offers students pre-college mini-courses in math, biology, chemistry, and english, taught by college professors.
How can Summer Bridge help me with the transition to college?
In addition to pre-college coursework, Summer Bridge will provide you with college readiness training in a number of areas, including study skills, time management, fitness, campus and community life, and career development. During the summer program, you will meet with academic advisors, personal counselors, and a variety of campus professionals who will introduce you to a wide range of resources available at USciences to help ensure a successful college experience.
When is Summer Bridge?
Summer Bridge takes place for two - four week sessions during the summer, beginning on Sunday evenings (for students who live on campus) and ending on Thursday afternoons. Students are required to attend all four weeks of a session and are permitted to attend either one or both sessions.
What about housing?
If you don’t want to commute, you may choose to stay on campus in a residence life hall with a roommate assigned by the staff. Housing is available Sunday evenings through Thursday afternoons for the four weeks of each session, at additional cost. Students who choose to live on campus must do so for the full four weeks.
What does it cost to enroll in Summer Bridge?
Costs are determined by the 1st of May.
- Session I first four weeks - residential (includes housing, meals and books) Student resides on campus Sunday evenings through Thursday evening and attends classes plus College Readiness course. Cost is subject to Board Trustee approval.
- Session I first four weeks - commuter (cost includes daily lunch and books) Student attends both classes plus College Readiness course. The day begins at 9am and ends at 5pm. Cost is subject to Board Trustee approval.
- Session II second four weeks - residential (includes housing, meals and books) Student resides on campus Sunday evenings through Thursday afternoons and attends classes plus College Readiness course. Cost is subject to Board Trustee approval.
- Session II second four weeks - commuter (cost includes lunch and books) Student attends both classes plus College Readiness course. The day begins at 9am and ends at 5pm. Cost is subject to Board Trustee approval.
How do I apply to Summer Bridge?
Enrollment is limited. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be accepted to the University of the Sciences in order to be enroll in the Summer Bridge Program. To receive further information, please call us at 215-596-8538.
Location and Hours
Student Academic Support Services is located in 344 Griffith Hall.
Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
600 South 43rd Street