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BRIDGE: A Transition Program for First Year Students
The BRIDGE (Basic Resources for Individualized Development and Growth in Education) program at Mount Saint Vincent is designed to bridge the gap between the
high school curriculum and the college curriculum. It provides academic support for this transition for selected students that have been admitted to the College. In their first semester, students in BRIDGE take four core academic courses and a one-credit study skills course that addresses topics such as how to manage time efficiently, take lecture notes effectively and prepare for exams.  All first year BRIDGE students meet with their advisor, the Director  of BRIDGE, regularly for academic counseling and support.

TRIO Student Support Services Program
The TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS) has provided educational, professional and cultural enrichment to its participants since 1997 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program enhances the academic performance, retention, and graduation rates of its participants through comprehensive support services to selected low-income, first-generation and/or disabled college students. Support services include Academic Advocacy, Leadership Development and Mentoring/ Buddy Program, and Computer and Technology Program

TRIO provides the following programs to assist students with academic and professional growth:
Academic Advocacy provide students with academic counseling and support to help them excel in academic course-work..

Leadership Development
Students are encouraged to participate in the Trio Senate, allowing them to learn leadership skills, activity and program development, and how to work collaboratively with others.

The Mentoring/Buddy Program
This program utilizes upper class students who are carefully selected and matched with incoming freshmen to assist with the transition and issues associated with entering college.

Computer and Technology Program
The Trio Lab provides students access to a computer lab.  Each computer is linked to the Internet and a printer. Individualized assistance is provided for the various computer software programs offered in the Trio Lab.  Acceptance into the program is by invitation only for students currently enrolled at the College. For further information, please contact the TRIO Program, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY 10471, by phone at (718) 405-3762 .