The BRIDGE (Basic Resources for Individualized Development and Growth in Education) program began at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in 1983 with the purpose of providing higher educational opportunities to students who might not otherwise continue their education. BRIDGE is a program designed for students who show potential and motivation to succeed in college but have SAT/ACT scores and/or high school records below normal admission requirements.
Successful BRIDGE students pursue all academic majors offered by the College. They have continued onto graduate school and have entered professions such as accounting, education, law and medicine.
We celebrate the uniqueness of every student and believe in his or her ability to succeed. The BRIDGE Program reflects our belief that education is a pathway to success, and our commitment that if given the opportunity, ever student can achieve success.
How the BRIDGE Works
Students admitted to the BRIDGE Program are chosen not only for what they may expect to gain from their time here but also for what they can contribute to our community.
- Take four regular academic courses and a one-credit Study Skills course during their first semester in a Learning Community environment
- Successful students will be awarded the opportunity to take one 3 credit course, tuition free, over the course of the next three years
- First year students are placed in their own section of FYE 101, taught by their faculty advisor
- First year students receive individual academic monitoring and are expected to meet with their Advisor regularly for academic counseling and support
Interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree at the College of Mount Saint Vincent? Want to explore how the BRIDGE program can help you succeed?
BRIDGE Program Coordinator
Advisor, Oxley Career Education Program