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summer bridge program
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Summer Bridge Program for incoming freshmen students is implemented to help the student gain a comprehensive college experience and support network that enhances personal responsibility and intellectual, civic, and social engagement. This Program is available only to students who received a Bridge offer from the Office of Admissions.
The University’s student success priorities guide the goals of the UTA Summer Bridge Program. They are as follows:
- Develop essential academic understanding and skills among students
- Provide engaging opportunities to develop participant skills that will aid in the successful transition to college
- Promote a cohort experience among participants to strengthen new peer relationships
- Familiarize participants with UTA and its resources
As a result of participating in the UTA Summer Bridge Program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate efficacy towards academic work
- Develop a sense of belonging to UTA
- Gain necessary college success skills
Summer Bridge Checklist
- Verify your Financial Aid is correct and up-to-date
- Register for the June 1-2, 2021 New Maverick Orientation
- Take required TSI exam (if liable) by May 14, 2021
- Take the ALEKS exam for correct math placement
- Attend the Virtual Kickoff (more details to come)
- Reserve your free program T-shirt
- Upload proof of your Bacterial Meningitis vaccination/exemption (add this after ALEKS)
Please note: If you seek information regarding the TRIO Bridge Program, please check this website for their information.
Past Participant Spotlights
Summer Bridge 2018
Summer Bridge 2017
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Maximum of 10 credit hours in two disciplines.
Texas college students who are new to the institution and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester, under age 22 on the first day of the term, are required to submit documentation of immunizations against bacterial meningitis. Students who fail to meet this requirement may be dropped from courses or prevented from subsequent enrollment. The deadline to submit your meningitis vaccination/exemption for Summer 2021: May 27, 2021. https://www.uta.edu/admissions/forms/meningitis-submission
The Summer Bridge Program has been established for first-time freshmen who do not meet all requirements for unconditional admission to UTA. By completing the following requirements, a student may continue at UTA for the subsequent semester.
A student must pass all classes with an overall grade point average of 2.0, with no failing grades (NO GRADES OF F) in order to continue at UTA.
Students who earn less than a 2.0 GPA at the end of summer will be dismissed and will be eligible to return to UTA upon completion of 24 semester credit hours, of acceptable transfer credit, and a 2.25 GPA from another college or university.
All students entering through this program are required to take the appropriate Math and English courses for an incoming freshman and enroll during the eleven-week summer semester.
Upon successful completion of those courses, the student may take up to 12 semester credit hours in the fall.
All students must submit TSI documentation prior to enrolling in the program. Please note that TSI Pre-Assessment is required before sitting for the TSI exam. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete FAFSA by the April 1, 2021 priority date to ensure an optimal Financial Aid package is awarded for Summer, Fall, and Spring.
Students must submit official transcripts from a community college, if a student enrolled and completed any dual credit coursework.
Students must also submit any AP or IB test scores by May 14, 2021.
Students must register for and attend the New Maverick Orientation program on May 19th-20th or June 1st-2nd.
Yes, you may declare a major while participating in Summer Bridge. An academic advisor will be available to guide you through this summer program and for your entire academic career.
Students are required to meet during the summer with the Summer Bridge Academic Advisor in the Division of Student Success. Students will meet with their advisor at least three times during summer, fall and spring semesters.
Housing is not provided as part of the Summer Bridge Program. Students interested in on-campus housing must contact Housing at 817-272-2791 to determine availability.
You can contact the Program Coordinator, Victoria McWilliams, email@example.com.